Hall & Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter & More Announced For Pilgrimage Fest Lineup

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first_imgComing in hot from September 24-25 in Franklin, TN is the annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival, which today has just added a number of incredible artists to their 2016 lineup. A billing that previously included Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes, The Arcs and more has just been supersized, including a great announcement that features some exciting talent.The new artists added include Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter, Anderson East, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Suffers, JD & The Straight Shot, Jonny P, and The Settles Connection. With these artists and so many more performing, Pilgrimage is set to be a great weekend experience of live music!Check out the new lineup announcement video below.Tickets and more information can be found here, and you can see the full lineup billing below.last_img read more

Gold Coast among the most expensive regional QLD cities to rent property

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first_imgA new report reveals the Gold Coast is one of the most expensive regional Queensland cities to rent property.RENTERS on the Gold Coast are forking out some of the highest prices for properties in regional Queensland.A new report released by non-government social housing provider, Compass Housing Services, reveals the Gold Coast has the second highest median rent in regional Queensland.The report lists the median rent each week on the Coast as $440, meaning tenants would need a weekly income of $1467 to be able to afford it.While also in the top five of least affordable areas are; Noosa at $457.50, Gympie at $285, Hervey Bay at $320 and the Sunshine Coast at $430.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said one of the main factors affecting prices was the lack of properties available for rent as owner-occupiers were the region’s dominant buyers.He said the fluctuating number of tourists and transient workers also contributed to the property shortage as well as the type of those available, while the slow release of land for new housing estates put added pressure on the rental market.“The Gold Coast has got some unique factors,” Mr Henderson said.“That diversity is also a bit of a challenge when trying to break down those figures.”Latest data from the Residential Tenancies Authority shows suburbs in the 4217 postcode — including Benowa, Bundall, Main Beach and Surfers Paradise — were the most expensive areas to rent with $850 the median price per week for a four-bedroom house.That is $120 more than the same period the previous year.The cheapest place to rent was the 4209 postcode — which included Coomera, Pimpama and Willow Vale — with $179 the median price per week for a one-bedroom flat.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoCoomera, Pimpama and Willow Vale are among the cheapest suburbs to rent on the Gold Coast.Lucy Cole Prestige Property managing director Lucy Cole said areas in the northern corridor were cheaper because there were plenty available.“Because there’s so much competition up there, (rent) is lower,” she said.She said quality homes at the heart of the city were harder to find and offered the best of the coast lifestyle, which made them more expensive.“We know that there’s a scarcity of good properties,” she said.“The size and (number of) rooms also plays a big part.“If it’s a multimillion-dollar home … that’s where you’d expect to pay more.”CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said while house value growth was slowing across the Coast, rental growth looked to remain strong.“This is potentially reflective of the increasing number of residents moving to the region but they are choosing, at least initially, to rent rather than buy,” he said.“Rental growth is expected to continue along at a fairly strong pace, especially considering that migration to southeast Queensland remains strong.”last_img read more

Peaches and lemons

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first_imgDriving at the legal speed would drastically drop prices. – Fred Coble North Hills Brilliant idea? Re “Planned MTA hikes could strand some” (April 3): Good thinking, MTA: another public-transit hike targeting the working poor, students, senior citizens, residents and those environmentally-politically conscious commuters who are considering taking public transit as an alternative to driving their cars. If Los Angeles County’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and our elected officials invested in a free public-transit system in the region’s major tourist destinations – Hollywood, Universal City, downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica – they might actually achieve their stated goal to increase ridership and get more automobiles off the road, which just might result in less money needed to repair, repave, elevate or tunnel under our already distressed streets-highways infrastructure. – Laurie Golden Woodland Hills The bottom line Re “Paid too much” (March 29): The business owners have to look out for the bottom line. You can’t fault them for that. I believe they should also trim costs at the upper-management level. Remember that the salespeople make commissions as well. If you ever need sales help in a store, just pick up a high-price item and you have help in no time. The other side of the coin is that you have the return factor. The sales representative makes high-dollar pay and sells the highest-price item; then the customer returns it because, in most cases, the sales rep lied about the function of the item just to get the sale. The store loses big-time because now the item is sold at a loss. – Mike Hoblinski Burbank Nuñez doesn’t get it Re “Cardinal against `culture of death”‘ (April 3): In reading Fabian Nuñez’s response to Cardinal Roger Mahony’s homily regarding the proposed bill on physician-assisted suicide, I’m disappointed that Fabian never “got it.” Christ’s teachings are not democratic; nor are they a menu from which to choose. In Luke 18:18-22, we read Jesus’ response to a question posed to him by a rich official. While the answers are not always what we want to hear, his message remains the same: “Come follow me.” – Max S. Duran Acton Distribution of funds Re “A donor state” (Your Opinions, April 4): Mayor Villaraigosa and his political friends almost had me convinced that taking from those who have and giving it to those who may have less was a good thing. Now they are confusing me by complaining that the federal government is not giving California its “fair share” of federal funds by giving more to states that have less. Is taking from those who have and giving to those who have less a good thing? – Bill Zelenka Granada Hills Reyes responds Re “Kiss 200 good jobs goodbye” (April 1): The article that implies that my support of a park plan at Taylor Yard over a manufacturing plant in my district will lead to the loss of 200 jobs is simple-minded and shortsighted. The article fails to mention that the park plan is part of a systemwide Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan that the City Council and mayor are poised to adopt in the coming weeks. That plan, which includes job creation among its goals, was forged by thousands of residents through countless public workshops. I am astounded by the quote in the article that “There’s a lot of places you can put a park.” Perhaps in their neck of the woods that’s true, but in my park-poor district, those opportunities are few and far between. I will not sell out that opportunity for the sake of 200 temporary jobs with no guarantee that any of them will go to the local neighborhood. Manufacturing jobs are important, but so are the people who will fill them. A site solution to this specific plant can be found, I assure you. – Ed P. Reyes Councilman First District Marching orders The Daily News has painted an incomplete portrait of the school board race between incumbent Jon Lauritzen and Tamar Galatzan in the dramatic “Lauritzen’s betrayal” editorial (April 3). While you write about “political hacks who take their marching orders from the special interests that fund them,” you don’t say who’s funding Galatzan. She is a puppet of downtown business interests: a lawyer married to Brendan Huffman, the business-interest activist crusading against the “living-wage” ordinance. Do you really want lobbyist Harvey Englander in charge of your children’s education? – Marshall Abernathy Woodland Hills Olympic committee In reference to the April 2 Daily News Opinion piece titled “Playing Games: Getting the Olympics to L.A. is not the public’s priority,” I’m happy to clarify the funding issue. Just as in 1984, we seek no public money and expect to need no public money. We do need a bid that is second to none in the competition. To be eligible to be selected to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee now requires guarantees of the sort our government officials have so enthusiastically endorsed. We thank them and our fellow citizens. – Barry Sanders Chairman Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games Mail-in voting Re “City ponders vote by mail ballots” (Tipoff, April 2): It is high time that the city starts thinking outside of the voting box. I can’t think of a more important service to provide to voters than using every conceivable means to make it convenient and accessible in order to encourage a strong turnout at every election day. The proposed mail-in system makes sense, as do weekend-voting days. And, since a mail-in system saves money, maybe we could vote on where the “surplus” will be spent – i.e., to repair city streets and sidewalks. – Ellen Vukovich Sherman Oaks Misperceptions Re “Without oversight” by Jennifer Rabuchin (Your Opinions, April 3): The president does serve the people, which he is trying to do in Iraq, if only the immoral Democrats would quit playing politics and give the troops the money they need. If they want to defund the war, then do it, but don’t put the troops at risk to make political points. Also, the Democrats are no strangers to deficits, having run them from the 1950s to the 1990s, and they are looking to run more deficits in the current Congress. I don’t know why Jennifer is unhappy with the unemployment numbers (about 4.5 percent) since they are better than anything the Democrats could do in the last 40 years. – Dana Franck Glendale160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Tie him to a chair” (Your Opinions, April 3): Professional golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez said, “I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English.” Your Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa reminds me of Chi Chi. For Ken Thatcher Sr. to compare Antonio to former boring Mayor “Sad” Sam Yorty is tantamount to comparing a Georgia peach to a Barstow lemon. – Bob Ginn Arcadia Ask yourself I am not saying Democrats have slipped, but when you remember that President Harry Truman said “Give them hell” and, now Sen. Harry Reid says “Give it up,” you can ask yourself who is looking out for you. – Joseph Nicassio Valencia Price at the pump last_img