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On March 6 American rapper Big Boi announced headlining tour dates on his official website for the spring of 2013. The North American leg of his "Shoes For Running" tour begins on April 18 in Athens, Ga. and ends on June 19 in Boston. You can view a complete list of tour dates below.
Of course the expectation of the type of performance varies based on where the audience has assembled and for what purpose. An audience at a country festival wristbands expects to see a country music performance. An audience at a comedy club expects to see a professional stand up comedian who will make them laugh.
Four days of national country music entertainment, as well as local/regional talent. Travis Tritt and Carrie Underwood are just two high-powered entertainers featured this year. Campers are welcomed and there are sport wristbands several food vendors at the festival. General admission is free for children twelve and under; adult tickets range from $50 to $400 (depending on type and how many days). Click here for more ticket information and directions.
Shows cost anywhere for $5 to $12, depending on whether an out-of-town group is playing, how popular the bands are, etc. If it"s a pretty big show, you can save a couple bucks by purchasing tickets online in advance. Some of the shows are all ages but, unfortunately, quite a few require attendees to be at least 21 years old. You can check their online calendar for specifics.
Next, figure out how you are going to do ticket sales. The venue may have a box office and a ticketing system already in place, but most don"t. There are several websites that are made just for handling online ticket sales for indie concerts, or you may want to contact a company that specializes in event wristbands. You can even do a combination of both. Whichever method you choose, you need to keep careful track of tickets sales so you don"t exceed capacity at the venue. Once you"ve got these details nailed down you can focus on marketing and putting on your best show ever.
Imagine being tasked with "X" number of duties. Imagine as you address each issue in turn, nearly every solution you forward is then ridiculed. That ridicule is then disseminated as the only voice heard. What do you think might be the result of such events? Would people dislike you or your actions? What if your action was the only reasonable one given the situation, yet still your solutions are defamed and ridiculed?
AB: The music industry is changing every day. There are a lot of reasons we do it. One reason is obvious: publicity. Being active on social media gets our name out there, which gets us more fans. We use it as a promotional tool. But first and foremost, the internet makes bands more accessible to music fans. I wish we were young at this time so that we can connect to the artists we follow. We just feel like it"s the least we can do for our fans that support us. We try to reply to every single fan. It is very rare that we don"t answer a fan.
The Kunlun Eagle Group is increasingly providing assistance overseas. Wang Keju reports from Yichang, Hubei province.
It was 4 am and fog shrouded the southern Indian Ocean, famous for its roaring westerly winds and unsettled weather.
Even though he was flying just 420 meters above the surface of the water and battling heavy turbulence in a bank of cloud, Colonel Li Sheng, pilot of a People"s Liberation Army Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane, decided to descend a further 100 meters.
Li, a chief navigator with the Air Force"s transport squadron in the Central Theater Command, was part of a seven-country search for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, two weeks after the Boeing 777 disappeared.
MH370 was carrying 239 passengers and crew, including 154 Chinese citizens, when it disappeared from radar screens during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.
"Conditions were extremely bumpy, and the aircraft was so close to the surface of the ocean that I felt as though I could reach out my hand and touch it," the 42-year-old said. "But in order to get a clearer view of any objects in the sea, we had to risk flying at lower altitude."
After two hours of flying at low altitude and staring at the sea, the crew had nothing to show for their efforts but sore eyes. On the return flight to Perth, state capital of Western Australia, when they were supposed to take a break, the aircrew continued to search. Finally, they noticed two square, white objects floating in the water.
The crew and Australian experts onboard analyzed photos they had taken, and confirmed the objects as suspected wreckage, which made China the first of the seven countries involved, including Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, to discover possible flight debris.
In the past 40 years of deepening and advancing reform and opening-up, the squadron has followed the Air Force"s "going out" call, and undertaken many overseas missions around the world.
More than 300 members of the transport squadron have traveled to 32 countries on tasks such as providing humanitarian aid, international rescue and relief, and taking part in joint military exercises.