Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events December 22–28

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sal “The Voice” ValentinettiLong Island’s Valentinetti embodies the classy, consummate, old-school entertainer with a heart of gold image and injects it into modern American pop. Upon discovering his hidden vocal talent in his teens, Sal tried out for American Idol season 11, eventually wowing judges on season 12, where he won Heidi Klum’s golden buzzer, ultimately placing fifth in the September finale. The 21-year-old crooner will be singing classic tunes by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Rat Pack. Charisma, vocal prowess, and that heartwarming smile, Vaentinetti’s got it all! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$54.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 22.StuffA lesbian couple seem to be going through the motions of a life together. Sure, they are supporting a mother who is grieving the loss of a spouse and getting their children to school on time, but excitement comes to town in the guise of a single tattooed mother who proves to perhaps be more temptation then the couple’s marriage can handle. Will she split them apart or drive them back to each other? Director Suzanne Guacci, star Phyllis Somerville and select cast members in attendance for this fascinating, moving film! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22.Related: Mary Poppins: Holiday Extravaganza at Engeman Theater Runs Through Dec. 31stJoe DeVitoA veteran of more than 100 TV and talk show appearances, this comic’s dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at the top comedy clubs in New York City and across the USA. His performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival was rated “9.5 out of 10” by The Montreal Gazette. Be prepared to laugh, uncontrollably. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $15-$45. 6 p.m. Dec. 23.Kenny Rogers: The Gambler’s Last Deal Christmas HitsThis Country Music Hall of Famer has charted more than 120 hits across multiple genres of music and remains one of the top-selling artists of all time. Expect a mix of classics and fan favorites, such as “The Gambler,” of course, and newer gems, spanning his more than half-century as one of America’s greatest song-storytellers. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$124.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 23.The SleepingLong Island post-punk/indie rock band The Sleeping bend genres, using indie melodies interwoven with harder post-punk chords to create an abrasive and vigorous, as well as groove-oriented and stylistic sound. With multiple world tours and the release of their fourth studio album, the band’s biggest hits are “Don’t Hold Back,” “Loud & Clear,” “Listen Close” and “Dearest Mistake.” Warming up the crowd are Reggie And The Full Effect, Folly & Lux Courageous. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. Dec. 23.Related: Long Island Christmas Events, Parades & Tree Lightings 2016The Joe Vicino BandBlues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Vicino has been a cornerstone of the Long Island music scene for 25+ years. With influences like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Albert King, Joe’s blues/rock style oozes with passion, and his talent for guitar work and crooning can be seen in his songs “Every Morning,” “It Hurts Me Too” and “Summertime.” Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Dec. 23.Mean MachineWhether it’s the most infectious rock, soul, dance or club tunes, Mean Machine provides the perfect soundtrack to the joyous celebration that is the island’s largest happy hour, with a free mega-buffet and drink specials from 7 to 9 p.m. that ensures this weekly party continues on til the early hours of the morn! Dance, dance, dance and relish in the fun, fun, fun! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $7 advance; $10 DOS. 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Arash and MansourIranian/Swedish singer Arash has produced many chart-topping European hits such as “Broken Angel,” “Tike Tike Kardi” and “Pure Love” and has collaborated with artists, such as Sean Paul and Rebecca. Iranian artist Mansour joins Arash with his popular Farsi lyrics and sound that led him to create hits like “Bavar Nemikardam,” “No Limit” and “Bari Bakh.” The duo have performed their Christmas show in Las Vegas, as well as other venues spreading their rock/pop combined sound. Wow. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.comm $65-$100. 8 p.m. Dec. 24.Patent PendingHometown pop-punk heroes are making the long drive from their native Mt. Sinai to Amityville for their latest show to remind all the emo kids to cheer up. Check out this feature on the band in the Press, when they showed up to share some light with a fan who was battling cancer: Long Island Band Gives Hope to Teen With Cancer, proving that these hometown heroes not only have mega talent, but huge hearts, too. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 6 p.m. Dec. 26.Related: Long Island Christmas Tree Farm Guide 2016The Santa Claus Super ShowSanta and his bumbling elf, Pepper Mint Stix, are on a mission to gather all of the presents on Mrs.Claus’ special list for the good boys and girls throughout the world! Along the way, they’ll sing songs, tell stories and perform amazing magic tricks with the help of their friends Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snow Man! Will Santa and Pepper Mint Stix find all of the missing presents and save the day? Only one way to find out! Join this fun, interactive holiday show filled with classic songs everyone loves, adorable puppets, fascinating magic tricks and memorable characters cherished by the whole family! All attendees will even get a chance to come on stage for a special meet and greet and photo session with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Pepper Mint Stix! Well Christmas truly came early this year! Santa reminds all not to forget your camera! What a perfect holiday treat for all families! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $12 Reserved; $7 Reserved VIP Member Club. 11 a.m. Dec. 26 & 28.13th Annual Girl Scouts of Suffolk County’s Holiday Light ShowGrab your fiends and family and drive through this dazzling annual holiday light extravaganza, featuring a vast array of multi-colored lights, decorations and displays guaranteed to amaze and lift the holiday spirit! Smith Point County Park, 1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley. holidaylightshow.org $20 per car; $70 per coach and school bus. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 27, 28, 29 & 30. The Last Stand of 2016Celebrate all that is glorious in rock and say “Adios!” to ’16 with some of the most passionate must-witness bands in the region! Huntington hellraisers More Than Skies join Gasoline Heart, King Neptune, Gamblers and Archibelle in a must-attend night of stellar bands that usher in 2017 with a very loud bang! This is definitely one gig for the books! Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.net $10 advance; $12 DOS. 7 p.m. Dec. 28. -Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIFeatured Photo: Long Island post-hardcore hellraisers The Sleeping destroy The Paramount on Dec. 23! (Photo: The Sleeping official Facebook profile)last_img read more

PREMIUM75 years later, with Indonesia’s oil industry in decay, options are wide open

first_imgTopics : Facebook Google Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Forgot Password ? “Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day, August 17, 1945.The oil industry was once Indonesia’s growth engine, but conditions quickly went downhill starting in the late 1990s, as domestic production declined but consumption kept rising.By around 2000, Indonesia’s domestic oil consumption had exceeded refining capacity, and by 2004, consumption had exceeded production, BP Statistical Review data show.The country began importing crude oil and fuel, straining its trade balance, to meet domestic oil demand. Having become a net oil importer, Indonesia left the powerful Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2009.Meanwhile, state-owned oil giant Pertamina, the government’s cash cow during the industry’s golden years, is now operating… energy-and-mineral-resources-ministry oil-production OPEC oil-importer oil-and-gas #Indonesia75 pertaminalast_img read more

Martin Keown reacts to Sol Campbell’s ‘serious’ advice for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_img Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 11:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link167Shares Full Screen Keown responded to Campbell’s advice for Aubameyang (Picture: Stadium Astro/Youtube)Martin Keown responded to Sol Campbell’s advice for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to have a ‘serious’ conversation over his Arsenal future by warning the Gunners about handing the striker a bumper new contract. Campbell advised the Gabon international, 31, to work out what the club’s plans are for the next couple of years before committing his future to the Emirates. Keown, however, thinks Arsenal should be wary over offering the attacker big money. He fears Aubameyang will be handed a hefty deal and then fail to live up to the high standards he set – in similar fashion to how Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal career has gone downhill since he signed a £350,000-a-week contract.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT PLAY Read More by Metro ‘I hope that Aubameyang is a different type. ‘It may be that he goes, but a quick decision needs to be made this summer.’Campbell had said previously of Aubameyang’s future: ‘He’s got to settle down and have a conversation with the manager and he needs to have a clear understanding of what they’re looking to spend, who they’re trying to get in.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It’s going to come down to trust, can he trust the club to say, right we are looking for x, y and z, we’re going to bring two or three players in and I think they’ll push us on to really challenge for the top four or really you never know, the Premiership. ‘He needs to sit down with his people and have a serious conversation about where the club is going in the next two or three years, because he hasn’t got five years, six years to say let’s see how it goes, he needs almost instant success now.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. SPONSORED Coming Next Read More 1 min. story Skip Ad Comment Martin Keown reacts to Sol Campbell’s ‘serious’ advice for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip 1/1 / About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More ‘Aubameyang is one of those players – of course you want to keep him at the football club,’ Keown told Stadium Astro.‘But you don’t want the Ozil situation that as soon as he signs a bumper deal that he goes into a comfort zone. ‘Something like that happened to Ozil, we lost that player when he signed for all that money every week. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Senior guards anchor UW backcourt, provide leadership

first_imgSenior Trevon Hughes will lead the Badger backcourt along with fellow senior Jason Bohannon.[/media-credit]It’s been five years since the Wisconsin Badgers had a pair of seniors starting at guard. This year, seniors Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon — both of who were starters last season — are ready to end that drought.When asked about the duo starting together as seniors, head coach Bo Ryan recalled the last time he had a pair of senior guards as starters.“You can never look in a crystal ball and say this is how a couple senior guards will play,” Ryan said. “(But), you know, I thought Sharif Chambliss and Clayton Hanson did a pretty good job together, with help obviously from the bench with [Kammron Taylor].”Like Chambliss and Hanson, Hughes and Bohannon will get plenty of help from a deep Wisconsin bench. The Badgers have three guards — Tim Jarmusz, Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson — that will see plenty of time this year.The difference between the Chambliss-Hanson backcourt and that of Hughes and Bohannon is that the latter are the only seniors on the 2009-10 squad, while Chambliss and Hanson had a strong supporting cast of seniors, including forwards Zach Morley and Mike Wilkinson.Hughes and Bohannon are the oldest players on a young Wisconsin team, and as such, they have embraced the leadership role that is expected of them.“[We] have as much experience as anyone on the team right now, and we’ve kind of learned the ins and the outs through the years,” Bohannon said. “We’re trying to pass that along to the younger guys and get them ready for competition.”As the only seniors for Wisconsin this season, Hughes and Bohannon have a large task ahead of them: leading a Badger team that has to find a way to replace forwards Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft, who constituted roughly 40 percent of the team’s scoring and rebounding last year.Bohannon, though, is not particularly worried about the losses.“We lost two important pieces last year with Joe and Marcus, but I feel like we’ve had guys that played in the big games,” Bohannon said. “They’ve all had the experience in those crucial moments through the year, (and) I think that’ll pay off for us.”Certainly, Hughes and Bohannon will be expected to pick up some of the slack with the departure of Landry and Krabbenhoft but they were already the team’s second- and third-leading scorers, respectively, during the 2008-09 campaign.The real key for the senior duo will be making up for the leadership lost without Landry and Krabbenhoft.Being senior leaders presents an interesting challenge for both guards, who typically are not the most vocal players on the team. As the team’s only seniors, though, they know they must speak up more frequently this season with the younger players looking up to them.“We haven’t spoken about it, but we realize that that’s our role, this year especially,” Hughes said.Whether or not they become more vocal throughout the season, Hughes and Bohannon know they can lead by example. They each already have shown an ability to score, as well as play strong defense, though Hughes is better in the latter category.Still, Hughes and Bohannon each said they have tried to become leaders that are more vocal when the time is right.In particular, Hughes, a Queens, N.Y., native, has drawn on his experience at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy.“I can (be vocal). I went to a military school and they teach you to be vocal. So, that helps out a little bit,” Hughes said. “If we could do it, I’d try to have them march. It builds character.”But it is not as if Hughes has not already been in a leadership position with the Badgers.“I’ve been trying to take that role since I was handed the keys to being the point guard of the team,” Hughes said. “That’s the kind of territory you get when you’re a point guard of a team.”Hughes showed his ability to take over the game in the first round of last season’s NCAA Tournament against Florida State, winning the game with an acrobatic layup over the outstretched arms of several Seminoles with two seconds remaining in overtime.And according to Ryan, the two have already made a difference with what they did working with their teammates, young and old alike.“Their leadership has already shown in the conditioning,” he said.For him, though, having the two seniors avoid injury throughout the 2009-10 season is just as important as their leadership. He cited the NCAA Tournament loss to Davidson in 2008 as an example, as the Badgers struggled in the second half with Hughes sidelined.“I think they’re ready right now, but it’s a long season and you don’t know what can happen,” Ryan said. “It’s one of those things where if you have them and … if the two of them can stay healthy, having two seniors, that’s pretty good stuff.”Beyond just stepping into a role that is expected of them, there exists some personal motivation for Hughes and Bohannon to do all they can as senior leaders at Wisconsin.In particular, the two do not want to snap the Badgers’ streak of 10 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.“Everybody keeps saying it, but we don’t want to leave here as the team that dropped the ball, the two seniors that didn’t make it to the NCAA Tournament,” Hughes said.Bohannon has a more specific goal for his final season.“We’ve got to make this the best last go-round we can,” Bohannon said. “There couldn’t be a better way to go out than winning a Big Ten Championship.”last_img read more