Live Nation has announced its plans to open a Fillmore-branded venue in New Orleans. Dubbed The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans, the space is slated to open in early 2019.The news was revealed today during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of San Francisco’s iconic Fillmore West. According to a press release, the forthcoming venue will feature a 2000-capacity room located inside Harrah’s Casino.“New Orleans is a city with a proud musical heritage, and we could not be more excited that The Fillmore will join the host of great live music that this city has to offer,” said Ron Bension, president of Live Nation’s Club & Theatre group. “The venue’s industry-leading amenities and intimate 2,000-person capacity fill a gap in the market and will attract performers that often bypass the city, which will ultimately give audiences an even wider array of concert experiences to enjoy.”“It was important to Harrah’s New Orleans that we find the right partner to help us transform our second-floor space into a destination,” said Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager. “In a city where live music abounds from street corners to the stage, The Fillmore is a perfect addition to Harrah’s New Orleans and will create memorable experiences for both locals and guests.”The New Orleans venue will be the newest addition to Live Nation’s Fillmore brand, which already includes rooms in Charlotte, NC; Miami, FL; Silver Spring, MD; Detroit, MI; and Philadelphia, PA. Considering its location, The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will showcase local architectural styles, such as wrought iron gates and gas street lanterns. The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will also include a Lobby Bar, BG’s Lounge, and a VIP room named after original Fillmore impresario, Bill Graham. In addition to the concert area, the venue will feature an array of private event spaces for corporate gatherings, weddings, private dinners, and more.
Loading… Barcelona chiefs held a meeting with Mauricio Pochettino just days before their 8-2 bashing at the hands of Bayern Munich, according to reports in Spain. Barcelona are expected to sack Quique Setien in the coming days, with Pochettino set to be offered the job. Barcelona are out of the Champions League after the fourth-heaviest defeat in the club’s history. In a brutal, one-sided beatdown in Portugal, the Bundesliga champions put goal after goal past Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan at Bayern from Barca, grabbed two late goals and set another up to add further insult to injury for Setien’s side. Speaking moments after the game, club president Josep Bartomeu conceded that changes will be made in the coming days – some of which were decided before the game. One of those changes appears to be the decision to relieve Setien of his duties, just six months after he was given the job. The 61-year-old was under fire earlier this season after Barcelona failed to win the La Liga title, with reports suggesting Arsene Wenger was offered the chance to take over. But now, former Tottenham boss Pochettino is the club’s first-choice to take over, and club officials apparently held a meeting with him earlier in the week to discuss taking the role. Read Also: Messi ‘isolates’ himself from teammates after Barca defeat (Photo) “I think that right now it’s too soon to be talking about whether I stay at the club or not. “The reality is that it doesn’t depend on me. “It’s worth all of us working out what’s important and considering a wide range of things which correspond to a defeat of this importance and which is so painful.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana JonesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWorld’s Most Delicious Foods5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Fabrizio Romano of Sky Italy reports that Barcelona have already decided to sack Setien, and Spanish radio station RAC 1 claims Pochettino has been contacted. Speaking after the game, Setien admitted his decision is out of his hands, and he can do little to alter his fate now. “It’s a tremendously painful defeat,” Setien conceded. “They scored more goals that they merited. “We started pretty well but the power of the opponents, in many phases of the play, overran us. “I’m not going to talk about what is needed at the club. I’ve been here for just a few months. “If Gerard Pique says that it’s time for big changes there’s going to be importance to his words. It’s time for us to review and take the decisions which are needed for the future.
Ann Griffith, right, sorts messages for delivery in the Hart Senate Office Building. Herd on the Hill Operations Director Karen Williams is at left. Photo: Liz RuskinAlaskans sometimes feel like they don’t have enough say in policies that shape their surroundings. But there are Americans with literally no say in the decisions of Congress. One group of D.C. residents sidles up to power by amplifying the voices of others, and one day last week they used a letter from Juneau as a ticket in. Like a lot of people on the left, Ann Griffith was dismayed by the election of Donald Trump and driven to stay politically active. She’s a new American – “I’m actually Welsh. That’s the accent ” – and has all the rights of other citizens.Except Griffith lives in the District of Columbia, so she has no U.S. Senator, and only a non-voting delegate in the House.“I am within walking distance of all the seats of power, so I feel really compelled to do something,” she said.So here she is at the U.S. Capitol, a retired teacher criss-crossing congressional office buildings, hand-delivering letters.“By now I’ve been here dozens of times but I still get lost,” she admitted.She was joined last week by an Army veteran named Elizabeth Banger. At Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office, they unfurled a very large letter, from a Juneau-based group called the Healthy Alaskans Coalition.“We’re here with Herd on the Hill,” Banger explained to Murkowski’s receptionist. “We are a group of D.C. residents. Since we don’t have elected representatives of our own we deliver constituent letters.”Herd on the Hill is a politically motivated message delivery service for progressives. They are proxies, leveraging a power Alaskans have enjoyed since statehood: Representation.Congress members tend to ignore messages from people outside their districts. So Herd on the Hill networks with liberal groups to get letters from people who are someone’s constituents. (If there’s an equivalent service for conservatives, they aren’t aware of it.)They often paraphrase the messages they bring, to whoever receives them at a congressional office, for added emphasis. Sometimes they get to engage with a chief of staff, or a senator even.“We realize as we go around the offices, it’s the fact that we’re carrying letters from constituents, that have the constituents address and zip code on it, that’s what opens the door for us, to go in and share the voice,” Griffith said.Sometimes they’ll get a stray conservative message. Herd Operations Director Karen Williams said they got a few urging senators to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, for instance. Williams said a Herder can decline a letter.“There’s some of us that feel, from a First Amendment standpoint, that even if we disagree with the issue, we will deliver them,” Williams said.You might wonder, why would I bother sending messages to Herd when I can just write or call my Congress member directly? Congressional staffers say email is an excellent way to register an opinion. But constituents aren’t always satisfied with email.“Herd on the Hill is offering a chance for us to have a person and a face go into an office when we can’t,” said Karla Hart, a politically active Juneau resident.Hart is a member of the Healthy Alaskans Coalition that sent the poster-sized letter to Murkowski. (They’re requesting a town hall next month.) Hart wanted to send the poster itself, to show that it had dozens of signatures, scrawled in blue magic marker. And Hart said mailing wasn’t an option.“All of the guidance that I’ve seen says don’t mail physical things to Congress because they take forever to get there,” Hart said.Congressional offices have signs on their doors saying they don’t accept anything in a sealed envelope. That followed the 2001 anthrax attacks. Among the targets were offices in the Hart Building. Ever since, mail to the Capitol goes through an off-site security screening and sometimes arrives weeks late.Hart reaches out to the the congressional delegation in myriad ways. Sometimes she calls.She’s not the only one. Before big votes, like the Kavanaugh confirmation, Murkowski’s phone lines were inundated. Alaskans complained of endless busy signals and full voicemail.Herd on the Hill volunteers are especially proud of the service they provide on days like that. Griffith said they delivered hundreds of constituent messages to Murkowski’s office about Kavanaugh in the days before the vote.“In the end though, she did vote against him, didn’t she?” Griffith said. “Because that was the one place where we thought maybe the letters had helped to make a difference.”Murkowski did come out against Kavanaugh (She voted “no,” but withdrew her vote as a courtesy to a colleague who wasn’t present, a process known as “vote pairing.”)But did the letters Herd on the Hill delivered make a difference? They did add to the constituent outpouring that flooded Murkowski’s office. But scores of Alaskans flew to Washington to lobby Murkowski in person ahead of that vote.Murkowski didn’t vote to confirm. Kavanaugh prevailed anyway.Still, Griffith likes to think Herd on the Hill helped, even in a small way, to keep one Republican senator out of the “yes” column.