Tomorrow, May 20th, during President Donald Trump‘s diplomatic visit to Saudi Arabia, bro-country superstar Toby Keith will play a free show in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. An outspoken supporter of the embattled POTUS, Keith was one of the (very) few mainstream artists Trump was able to recruit for his inauguration celebration earlier this year.Toby Keith has built a massively successful country career on songs like “I Love This Bar,” “Whiskey Girl,” “Drunk Americans,” and “Beer For My Horses.” But for this empirically bizarre performance, there will be no bars, whiskey, drunk Americans, or even girls in sight (although there may, in fact, be some horses around somewhere). That’s right: In keeping with the Middle Eastern country’s strict adherence to a conservative interpretation of Islamic law, there will be no women allowed at the performance.Saudi Arabia adheres to a conservative interpretation of Islamic law: Alcohol is strictly prohibited, unrelated men and women are required to be segregated in public, and women are forbidden from doing a number of things that men can do, including driving a car and, apparently, going to see Toby Keith concerts.The Associated Press reports that in addition to the concert, Saudi Arabia has arranged for an extensive schedule of events for Trump’s two-day trip. The various public figures involved in the itinerary include Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir (who has previously been indicted as a war criminal by the International Criminal Court), Fox News anchor Bret Baier and, of course, nobody with a vagina.Of course, the barring of women from the performance is a symptom of the social climate in Saudi Arabia and not necessarily a reflection of Keith’s or Trump’s personal views (though POTUS’s history of sexist behavior is well-documented). That said, just the thought of a sweaty, sober, Trump-ified sausage fest in the sweltering Saudi Arabian heat headlined by Toby Keith makes Fyre Fest seem like Heaven on Earth.[via NBC][Cover photo via Reuters (Trump), Bio.com (Keith)]
The J.E.D.I show is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. We work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more. On Sunday, April 29th, at 10 p.m., J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) will perform down in New Orleans at Maison for a special show during Jazz Fest, making for one serious jam session. However, things just got stronger with The Force, as the band just announced additional artists who will join J.E.D.I.’s insanely stellar cast this Sunday. J.E.D.I. bandleader and world-class drummer Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls) is currently on tour as one of six percussion players in David Byrne’s band, who will perform earlier in the day at the festival proper. Given this, Johnston has now added his fellow Byrne band members—Davi Viera, Mauro Refosco, and Gustavo Di Dalva—as well as bassist Nate Edgar of The Nth Power to J.E.D.I.’s upcoming late night performance in New Orleans. (Get tickets here.)EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Johnston Talks Touring With David Byrne, Brazilian Girls, J.E.D.I., & MorePreviously announced artists joining Johnston’s J.E.D.I. project for this special show include bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science / Pretty Lights Live Band), saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Benny Bloom (of Lettuce / The Shady Horns), guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds / Matador! Soul Sounds), and vocalist Shira Elias (Turkuaz).This lineup is what Jazz Fest is all about: Bringing artists from across the musical spectrum to simply vibe off each other and create sweet music. Lee, Zoidis, and Edgar joined the maiden voyage of J.E.D.I. with Johnston back in late 2017, which went off into a galaxy far, far away. With the way things are currently adding up, this late-night might just go into the furthest reaches of the musical universe.J.E.D.I. – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA – 11/30/2017[via 215music]Tickets for J.E.D.I. at Maison on Sunday, April 29th at 10 p.m. are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and event updates, join the Facebook Event page.
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Wellington Police Notes for Wednesday, February 20, 2013â€¢12:44 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢12:55 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.â€¢2:26 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block. W. Edgewood Ave, Wellington.â€¢5:11 p.m. Officers investigated a violation of a protective order of a known suspect in the 1300 block E. 4th.â€¢9:56 p.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery,Â battery of law enforcement officer and obstruction of law enforcement officer in the 800 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢10:17 p.m. Linda L. Clinkingbeard, 44, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with battery law enforcement officer, domestic violence battery and obstruction of law enforcement.â€¢10:19 p.m. Shelsea D. Clinkingbeard,Â 20, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic violence battery.