The Grateful Dead Shows Broke The Record For Largest Pay-Per-View Audience

first_imgWith 71,000 people in attendance, the final Grateful Dead show easily broke the attendance record at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. In fact, each day surpassed the last, with more and more people getting in to witness the magic.Grateful Dead Conclude Anniversary Celebration With Emotional ‘Fare Thee Well’As the shows were webcast on a variety of different sources, including the first-ever live concert streamed by YouTube, fans had no shortage of options for finding a way to experience the music.In an interview with Mashable, Nate Parienti, president of Live Alliance, said, “We believe it’s already the largest online music pay-per-view event, once all the numbers are in it’ll be the largest music pay-per-view in history.”They estimated that 175,000 people paid to watch the shows, which doesn’t account for a whole plethora of factors, including multiple people viewing the same stream, and all of the live simulcast options, like viewing parties at venues and movie theaters nationwide.30 Photos That Perfectly Capture The Magic Of The Grateful Dead’s Final Fare Thee Well ShowsThe production of the shows was simply phenomenal, with 18 cameras in total, including one on a blimp and another wired over the field. There were TV trucks, satellite dishes and more, all to share the Dead’s music.The 175,000 figure alone broke the record for most PPV streams purchased for one event… once the cable/satellite figures are added, there’s no telling how high that number will climb.last_img read more

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2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame: Everything you need to know

first_imgThe 2017 Hall of Fame ceremony was one for the books. Streeter Lecka | Getty ImagesNASCAR HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019 CONTENT— Jeff Gordon highlights the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame class | READ MORE— Five legends named to 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class | READ MORE— See the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame class through the years | SEE PHOTOS— One of the lasting images of Voting Day: Mark Martin shaking hands with Jack Roush | SEE THE IMAGES— Every Hall of Famer has career highlights; recap the 2019’s class best moments | RECAP THEIR CAREERS— Jeff Gordon and Ken Griffey Jr. rose to prominence at the same time; a look at two No. 24’s | READ MORE— Jeff Gordon reacts to his NASCAR Hall of Fame selection | READ MORE— Davey Allison, Alan Kulwicki united in NASCAR glory after tragedies 25 years ago | READ MORE— Zack Albert has one of the prestigious votes for the 2019 class | SEE ZACK’S BALLOT— Photos of all of the current NASCAR Hall of Famers | SEE PHOTOSLEARN MORE ABOUT THE REST OF THE BALLOT• From the 1950 Southern 500 to still racing at age 90, Hershel McGriff exhibited a competitive passion that lasted longer than any driver in NASCAR history. | WATCH MORE• Harry Hyde was so good, they made a movie about him. His incredible leadership skills translated to immense success. | READ MORE• With nine NASCAR championships to his name, Mike Stefanik remains one of the greatest to ever drive in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. | WATCH MORE• Known for blistering speeds and his tall stature, Buddy Baker is the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Buck Baker. | READ MORE• No one is quite sure how many times Larry Phillips won, but a crew chief estimated he won 1,000 times; maybe 2,000. That’s a lot of Victory Lane celebrations. | WATCH MORE• Ray Fox not only served in the U.S. Army during World War II, his strong mechanical work on engines led several drivers, such as Junior Johnson, to big wins. | READ MORE• Waddell Wilson was as a dual threat in the garage as he built engines and guided cars to some of the biggest wins in NASCAR history. | WATCH MORE• Known as NASCAR’s Ironman for more than a decade, Ricky Rudd held the premier series record for consecutive starts (788) until 2015. | READ MORE• Bobby Labonte raced any car he could before he got his first break as a full-time premier series driver at 28 years old in 1993. | READ MORE• Red Farmer‘s immeasurable accolades throughout his career can be summed up: He continues to race even after eclipsing 80 years of age. | WATCH MORE• Known as a master motivator, Joe Gibbs’ 150-plus premier series owner wins and four premier series titles rank among the sport’s most elite company. | READ MORE• Between Dale Earnhardt and Ricky Rudd, Kirk Shelmerdine‘s ascent into becoming one of the most successful crew chiefs was a thing of beauty. | WATCH MORE• For Massachusetts native Ralph Moody, it all started with a Model T Ford he built in 1935 and raced on nights and weekends. | READ MORE• John Holman was considered the mastermind salesman and business manager of the famed Holman-Moody ownership duo. | WATCH MORE• A man of many nicknames, Harry Gant backed it up with 18 premier series wins while also registering 21 wins in the Xfinity Series. | READ MORE Rich with history and talent, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is the sport’s most exclusive club and highest honor.On Wednesday, Jeff Gordon, Jack Roush, Roger Penske, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki were selected to the 2019 Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame as they will join 45 other members in taking the next step of their legendary careers. The 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019.last_img read more

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Twitter Special: Jens Voigt Bike Check

first_imgJens Voight just built a beautiful new road bike and shared several photos with his twitter followers. First we drooled, then we collected them for a post.Drop past the break to see all the neat details Trek painted on his new ride….Along the top tube, the people who matter most…Jens grew up in East Germany. The flag celebrates his first 18 years of civic pride.The inside chainstay documents the teams he has raced for during his storied career. Notice the bird on the headtube? Picasso’s Dove of Peace is the symbol of the Peace Race. According to Jens, it’s a “big thing in Eastern Europe”.World Champ stripes make everything look better.For more, check out Jens Voights Twitter. Interested in a custom pain job of your own? Check out Treks Project One  website!last_img read more

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Two New Fixed Gear Bikes from Bianchi

first_imgBianchi had some super nice new singlespeeds and fixies at Interbike last year, and it looks like they’re showing a few new goodies early this year.Shown above is the 2011 Bianchi Pista Dalmine, an aluminum framed bike with flat bar and carbon fork with alloy steerer. The crank has a 48T gear mated to a SRAM Torpedo rear hub (it allows for swapping between free and fixed by turning a bolt).UPDATE 8/15/10: Initially, the U.S. will only get the Dalmine, and it’ll come with front and rear brakes and retail for $899.99. Dalmine is the name of a well known track located in Dalmine, Italy, that’s not far from the Bianchi factory. Also heard that Bianchi will be showing a few new alloy and steel track frames this fall…drool. Also, the pics are now larger and you can click on them to see full size!Jump on past the break to see the Pista Sei Giorni… The 2011 Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni, which translates to “Track Six Days” and is a tribute to the six day track races popular across the pond. It gets the drop bar treatment, a 48T crank with a 16T flip flop hub. It’ll come with a front brake, too (not shown).last_img read more

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Exclusive! Oscar Winner Marlee Matlin Meets Children of a Lesser God’s Lauren Ridloff

first_imgNovember 28 was a momentous day in the theater community for several reasons. For one, The Broadway League held a Broadway Accessibility Summit at New World Stages, featuring a demo of new technology that will make experiencing theater more enjoyable and accessible for patrons that are deaf or those that have hearing or vision loss. In addition to this game-changing milestone, Marlee Matlin, the deaf actress pioneer best known for receiving an Academy Award for her stunning performance in the 1986 film Children of a Lesser God, met Lauren Ridloff for the first time. As previously announced, Ridloff is set to take on the role of Sarah, who Matlin played in the film, in the Broadway-bound production opposite Joshua Jackson. Check out our exclusive photo of these two female powerhouse performers, and here’s to making theatergoing accessible to all! Related Shows View Comments Children of a Lesser God Show Closed This production ended its run on May 27, 2018last_img read more

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Spotted in Shawnee Mission: Yellow-crowned night heron, a doe and a cat bonding, Cooper’s Hawk on the lookout

first_imgIt’s been an active week on the wildlife spotting scene here in Shawnee Mission!Over the weekend, reader Brian Libeer passed along this shot of a yellow-crested night heron hanging out in the yard on 72nd Street in Prairie Village:Looks like these guys have taken a liking to northeast Johnson County. Readers spotted these herons in Roeland Park last year.Not far away, Roeland Park resident Hilary Sorio got a visit from a mellow doe.“This lovely doe stopped by our yard yesterday for over an hour,” Sorio wrote. “Our cat checked her out, which she didn’t seem to mind in the least.”And, finally, in north Leawood, John Blasdel caught this great shot of a Cooper’s hawk perched on a stump, meal in talon:last_img read more

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AkzoNobel Reveals 2011 Leaders, Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry

first_imgNORCROSS, Ga. – AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) has announced the recipients of the 2011 Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry (MIW) designation. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Five distinguished honorees are being recognized. They comprise a cross-section of service areas within the collision repair industry from the United States and Canada, including: publishing, industry association, independent shops and multi-shop operations. • Barbara Davies – Autobody News – Carlsbad, Calif. • Michelle Rolls – Queensway Autobody – Prince George, B.C. • Jennifer Justice-Hayley – Valley Paint & Body Inc. – Amelia, Ohio • Susanna Gotsch – CCC Information Services – Chicago, Ill. • Sharon Mazanec – Sterling Collision Centers, Inc. – Northbrook, Ill. The MIW program was established in 1999 by AkzoNobel as an industry honorarium. The goal of the program was to promote the contributions of key leaders and grow the future involvement of a valuable resource pool for the collision repair industry. The MIW program collaborates with the I-CAR Education Foundation to provide scholarships to deserving women seeking to advance their education and pursue career opportunities within the collision repair industry. In commenting on the 2011 nominees, AB Ghosh, general manager for A&AC Americas, said, “Diversity brings strength to any successful endeavor. The 2011 MIW nominees demonstrate the cross-section of contributors that provide continuity and leadership. This recognition is a cornerstone institution for our industry. We are honored to celebrate the accomplishments of these leaders and sustain this tradition.Advertisement The 2011 MIW honorees will be recognized at a special awards gala on July 19. The invitation-only event will be hosted by AkzoNobel in Salt Lake City, Utah, in conjunction with the I-CAR Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair.last_img read more

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City view: James Whitmore

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Helical Bar to redevelop Truro City football ground

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Paul Johnson Named President Of Qualitor’s International Brake Industries

first_imgQualitor Inc. has named Paul Johnson as president of its International Brake Industries (IBI) division.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementJohnson most recently served as president and chairman of NTN Bearing Corp. of America. Prior to this role, he held domestic and overseas business leadership positions at both Federal-Mogul and General Motors.“I am pleased that Paul Johnson is joining us to lead IBI,” said Gary Cohen, CEO of Qualitor Inc. “Paul’s breadth of experience in the automotive industry will ensure that IBI continues its focus on product and process innovation and expanding the company’s global footprint.”Johnson currently serves on the board of the Automotive Sales Council and also is a member of the AWDA Manufacturers Advisory Council. He holds a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.last_img read more

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