It Looks Like A Woodstock 50th-Anniversary Festival Is Actually In The Works

first_imgThe iconic Woodstock Festival is due for a 50th-anniversary celebration in 2019, and it seems as though moves are being made by both the tentative festival grounds and the state of New York. As reported by The Poughkeepsie Journal, the not-for-profit Bethel Woods Center for the Arts—a 2,000-acre site that includes Woodstock’s original grounds in 1969—recently received $689,063 for a three-day festival from New York’s Regional Economic Development Council. This money comes in addition to $28,225, which will be used for on-site improvements, including a stage, sound towers, performers’ bridge, and scenic overlook on the famous festival grounds.Woodstock Site Added To National Register Of Historic PlacesThe state’s interest in helping ensure the success of such an event is bolstered by the economic growth and tourism it would bring to the area. However, as JamBase points out, it is still unclear whether Michael Lang—one of the leading organizers of the original Woodstock festival, Woodstock ’94, and the disastrous Woodstock ’99—will be involved. Given Woodstock ’99 primary reputation for the widespread accounts of violence and fire throughout the event, New York throwing money at improving infrastructure for a potential anniversary festival would be unsurprising and could be read as a means to ensure Woodstock ’19 doesn’t involve a similar fate.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Aussie Open: Kenin stuns Muguruza to claim first Grand Slam title

first_img Loading… Read Also: Fans react to Ighalo’s transfer deadline day switch to Man UtdThe unseeded Muguruza, often frustrated by her opponent’s retrieving skills and inability to assert her superior firepower, double faulted for the seventh time to drop serve crucially for 2-4 in the decider, and could not recover.She double faulted again on match point, leaving the American to go to her father Alexander, stood up in the player’s box, to celebrate.Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands were due to follow them on court for the mixed doubles final.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Displaying shades of two other Florida-raised players with East European roots – Maria Sharapova and Monica Seles – she battled through a high quality set to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in two hours and three minutes. Sofia Kenin became the latest unlikely Grand Slam champion in women’s tennis when her relentless persistence proved too much for Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open final.Advertisementcenter_img Born in Moscow but having grown up in the US, there is no reason she cannot now buy the apartment she wants in Manhattan after earning £2.2million for her surprise triumph.She won what was the first women’s final of the post-1968 era that did not feature a top 10 player.‘My dream officially came true, if you have a dream go for it, it’s going to come true,’ said Kenin. ‘These past two weeks have been the best two weeks of my life. ‘An emotional Muguruza added: ‘I think I’m going to keep it short because I’m going to get very emotional.‘Congratulations Sofia, you played an incredible match, incredible tournament. You deserve the trophy. I think we’re going to see you play in more finals soon.’Ex-world No 1 Garbine Muguruza took the first set but faltered badly in the match thereafterMuguruza came in a slight favourite for a final whose unexpected line-up contributed to there being spare seats in the stands, the Rod Laver Arena being at least 500 short of a sellout.The Spaniard, going for her third Major after a lean patch, should have won the first set more easily but missed three break points for 5-2 before closing it out after going ahead for 5-4.She did that despite her serve regularly misfiring, and she paid the price in the second set when she was missing virtually six out of 10 first serves. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)7 Actors Who Had Ridiculous Reasons For Quitting A RoleA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more