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Spotify Gets Into Concert Ticket Sales, But Only Presale Events to Start

Spotify Gets Into Concert Ticket Sales, But Only Presale Events to Start

From music streamer to ticket agent: Spotify is expanding its reach with a new site for selling concert tickets directly to fans.

The test, dubbed Spotify Tickets(Opens in a new window), offers presale passes for a handful of artists—starting with Limbeck, Annie DiRusso, Dirty Honey, Crows, TOKiMONSTA, Four Year Strong, and Osees.

Log into your Spotify account and click an event for more information, like doors and show times, headliner and supporting acts, age restrictions, venue address, and ticket prices (including any booking fees, which are disclosed during checkout). Once the presale ends, Spotify refers users to a partner site where they can buy general admission tickets.

Spotify has already teamed up with Ticketmaster, AXS, DICE, Eventbrite, See Tickets, and others for its Live Events Feed, which promotes concerts to users via their in-app feed and direct messages. The company also rewards artists’ biggest fans by emailing info(Opens in a new window) about presale tickets and exclusive merch. But, until now, Spotify has never stocked actual tickets.

According to the site’s legal page(Opens in a new window), Spotify sells passes “on behalf of third parties” (venues, event promoters, fan clubs, artists), and does not set prices, but it will charge customers a booking fee.

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Spotify Tickets is thus far focused on presales rather than primary ticketing. Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but tells The Verge(Opens in a new window) that the company “routinely test[s] new products and ideas to improve our user experience, [and] is our latest test. We have no further news to share on future plans at this time.”

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July 14, 2022


JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Personnel Department, in partnership with the Jefferson Community Action Programs Department (JeffCAP), will be hosting two informational job fair events for all people interested in learning about job opportunities with Jefferson Parish’s Head Start program. The first job fair event will be on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the Terrytown-Gretna Head Start Center (2315 Park Place, Gretna, LA 70056) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The second job fair event will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the Lapalco Head Start Center (2001 Lincolnshire Drive, Marrero, LA 70072) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

These job fair events are intended to provide an opportunity to speak with Head Start representatives, obtain information about current jobs, and answer questions about the application process. Additionally, computers will be available for those who would like to apply onsite at both events.

“Taking care of children during their early years is one of the most rewarding careers. Jefferson Parish’s Head Start Centers provide not only great care, security and safety, but also high-quality education for our youngest children,” said JeffCAP Director Christi Langoni. “In addition to the joy and excitement of working with young children, a Head Start career offers excellent benefits, a reliable source of income, advancement opportunities, education assistance and flexible working hours. Having an impact on a child’s learning process is a rare and fulfilling privilege.”

Jefferson Parish Civil Service employment is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with Jefferson Parish Head Start Program offers meaningful work serving the youngest members of our community, career advancement, benefits, retirement plan, stipend for education, tuition reimbursement, paid travel expenses for seminars/conferences, potential annual salary increases, and up to a 10% salary increase within the first year and a half.

For more information, contact the Personnel Department at 504-364-2730. CLICK HERE for a video with more information about employment with the JeffCAP Head Start program.

For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.


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Platte River Cruise Events gets to a hot start

Platte River Cruise Events gets to a hot start

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -Platte River Cruise Weekend events officially got under way on Friday. This is a weekend where cars of all makes and models get a chance to be on display and to be glorified by car lovers.

The weekend kicked off with the Freestyle Burnout, where cars in a stationary position spun their wheels, causing friction on the tires which heat up and cause smoke.

“Everybody likes the burnout contest, its a lot of fun and there’s a lot of excitement as well,” said Rob Coppa, founder of the Platte River Cruise Events.

Saturday is day two of the weekend events and starts with the opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. at the Canteen District. The night finishes with performances by No Drinking On Grounds at 6 p.m. and The Grind 5280 at 8 p.m.

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‘Art in the Park’ headlines unofficial start to Windsor’s festival and events season

'Art in the Park' headlines unofficial start to Windsor’s festival and events season

People are turning out by the thousands for a weekend of festivals and events in Windsor-Essex, feeding a thirst that has gone largely unquenched over the past two years.

“People are hungry to get out,” proclaimed Allan Kidd, the co-chair for Art in the Park at Willistead Park. “I think I’m losing my testosterone, because I’m starting to get pretty emotional. This is amazing.”

Kidd says the Rotary Club was planning for 30,000 guests but was totally overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who came out Saturday.

“A great year for us would be 20,000 to 25,000 adults,” said Kidd. “I’ve got to figure we’re going to be closer to 40,000 or over this weekend.”

230 artists dotted Walkerville Park for the two-day festival, their tents filled to the gills with a variety of wares and goods. Another 15 local food and beverage vendors dished out treats while local musicians filled the air with an ambiance fitting for an event season kick-off.

“We wanted something fun to do today, so we just came down here to look at everything here and it’s very fun,” said 10-year-old Sloane O’Neil.

”Great to get back to some sort of normal and see all the people out,” said James Leistico. “It was worth it waiting in line to get in. I think everyone else is craving this too.”

If Art in Park isn’t your bag but you were down to get your hands dirty, the Northern Heat Rib Series is the spot.

“It’s really nice after COVID to have all these things back, it’s been so boring before, so it’s nice to be outside,” said Grace Health, who dug into some pork ribs and mac and cheese to commemorate the occasion.

The rib festival took place at Festival Plaza from Friday to Saturday, bringing finger-licking good times and thousands more people to the riverfront.

“It’s a great thing to see all these people,” said Tex Robert Jr., a southern griller from Louisiana. “I’ll tell you one thing, the past two days have been great, you couldn’t ask for anything better.” 

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No Harry, Meghan or Andrew on balcony at start of jubilee events

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Duke of York will not be joining other royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony after the trooping the colour that kicks off the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

The Queen has decided only working royals will gather on the balcony for the traditional flypast at the conclusion of the ceremony on Thursday 2 June.

A Buckingham Palace source said: “After careful consideration, the Queen has decided this year’s traditional trooping the colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2 June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen”.

Wider family members, including Harry and Meghan, if they are in the UK, and Andrew, will be invited to jubilee events, including a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral. Aides have also not confirmed or denied that the jubilee weekend could see a second balcony appearance, after the jubilee pageant on Sunday 5 June, which could see wider family members invited.

The source said family members will be invited to the jubilee events. “We have always made that clear.”

Harry and Meghan were reportedly invited by the Queen to take part in a jubilee balcony appearance following the couple’s brief low-key visit to his grandmother en route to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands last month.

During the diamond jubilee just six members of the royal family – the Queen, Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and Harry appeared on the balcony, interpreted as a reflection of Charles’s desire for a slimmed down monarchy. During the golden jubilee, the royal family made a balcony appearance following the jubilee pageant.

The trooping balcony appearance is the only balcony appearance confirmed in advance of this jubilee. The Queen’s decision means on the balcony after trooping the colour, she will be joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra. In addition the Cambridge and Wessex children are also expected to appear, as is Sir Tim Laurence, husband of Princess Anne.

The Queen, who has cancelled several recent high-profile engagements due to mobility issues, is said to be planning to take part in the celebrations, but it is not known which events she will attend.

The source said: “Her Majesty is looking forward to the weekend and will be taking part in the celebrations but her presence will not be confirmed until much nearer to the time or even on the day itself”.

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace has revealed that the Gold State Coach, seen at coronations, jubilees and other high profile events since it was built in 1762, will be a highlight of the platinum jubilee pageant.

It will be drawn by eight Windsor Grey horses along the pageant route on Sunday 5 June. And, though the Queen herself will not be seated in it, showing in the remodelled coach windows will be archive footage of the young Queen recorded on Coronation Day.

The third-oldest surviving coach in the UK, made of giltwood and weighing four tonnes, it will be its first appearance on London’s streets for 20 years.

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Winter conditions in Regina push back outdoor sporting event start dates – Regina |

Winter conditions in Regina push back outdoor sporting event start dates - Regina |

Little athletes eager to start playing spring sports will have to wait a little longer this year. While the beginning of the baseball and soccer seasons is around the corner, continued wintry weather has forced start dates to be pushed back.

The City of Regina confirmed in an email statement that outdoor field bookings usually begin May 1, but with the recent weather, the City’s fields have not fully dried out leaving them susceptible to damage if used.

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“The City continues to monitor field conditions and will advise user groups when outdoor play can begin,” the statement reads. “The status of athletic fields is updated daily starting May 1 on”

Sporting organizations had to break the news of yet another season stall to their teams.

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Gerry Krismer from Kiwanis Little League said due to COVID-19, they had to cancel the 2020 season and in 2021, they had a shortened season.

“This year, we were planning on having a full season with our usual start date the first of May,” said Krismer. “Due to the recent weather, we have had to push our start date to May 7 and we fully expect we will be up and running on that date and get a full season of baseball in for 2022.”

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Savanna Matthies, director of North Regina Little League, said they always like to start the season before May 1. The announcement of delayed start times for outdoor sports brought disappointment, especially for little athletes who have been eager to play ball.

“The kids are disappointed. They just want to be outside and play,” said Matthies. “Teams are ready for practice and people are using indoor facilities (to practice).”

Athletes and sporting organizations are advised to check the City of Regina’s website to know when exactly the outdoor facilities are deemed ready for use.

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Here Are 9 Events to Start Your Spring off Right Around the Main Line

Here Are 9 Events to Start Your Spring off Right Around the Main Line

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The Main Line area is bursting with seasonal activities to celebrate new blooms, warmer weather and the local community this spring.

Whether you take in the fresh air on a garden walk or make new friends at a craft show, there are events for everyone this time of year.

Art & Fine Craft Show

Shake off winter blues with this showcase of fine arts and crafts from over 40 local artisans. Handcrafted products are available for purchase, including paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, leatherwork and much more. This two-day event runs April 30 and May 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring the flyer from the website for reduced admission.

9000 Parkview Dr, Haverford

Dogwood Festival at Reeves Park

This annual festival returns after a two-year hiatus. This fun-filled celebration runs May 18-21 from 6-10 p.m. and includes rides, carnival-style games, live entertainment and food from over 25 vendors.

148 3rd Ave, Phoenixville

Downingtown Vintage Spring Festival

With plenty of outdoor vendors, food trucks and live entertainment, this festival is a sure way to spruce up your weekend. The festival takes place on May 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

68 W Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Food Truck Fridays

Beginning May 20, Ambler Yards will host a monthly Food Truck Friday. Enjoy an evening of live music, kids’ activities, local artisan vendors and, of course, plenty of food trucks. The landscaped area has Adirondack chairs and open space for picnic blankets. The event will be held every third Friday from 5-9 p.m. through November.

300 Brookside Ave, Ambler

Spring Happy Hour Fundraiser & Auction

Join the Farm, Home and Youth Foundation of Montgomery County for a live auction of local goods and services to benefit the 4-H Center. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks from local vendors and producers while you support the community. The auction will be held May 19 from 6-8:30 p.m. with ticket reservations required by May 5. Tickets are $40.

1015 Bridge Rd, Collegeville

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows at Longwood Gardens

With 750 jets, this water show is not one to miss. Beginning April 23 through the month of November, these water displays, which include music and rainbow lighting, can be seen in the Italian-style outdoor theater at Longwood Gardens. The show runs four times daily, except Tuesdays, for the duration of the season. Stick around Thursdays through Saturdays for a nighttime illuminated fountain show at 9:15 p.m. This 30-minute show is a spectacle unlike any other, with water in all shapes, sizes, heights and colors. Both shows are included with admission price to the gardens. Be sure to talk a stroll through the robust gardens to see the vibrant blooms the spring season has to offer.

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Spring Blooms at Jenkins Arboretum

This annual celebration honors the growth and vibrancy of both the gardens and the community through an evening of beautiful blooms, delicious food and live music. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on May 21. Tickets are $150 for non-members and $125 for members. Check out the full events calendar on the Jenkins Arboretum website for other springtime events such as photo walks and yoga.

631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon

The Bryn Mawr Farmers Market

Shop local and support small businesses and producers at the Bryn Mawr Farmers Market. The market runs one Saturday each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and features more than 20 local vendors. Upcoming dates include May 14 and June 11.

54 North Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr

Tyler Arboretum

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore natural beauty. Tyler Arboretum hosts many events in addition to the regular garden hours, including a plant sale on May 7 and 8 as well as a Beauty of Spring Tour on May 19. See the full events calendar on the website for other offerings.

515 Painter Rd, Media

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Annual cleanup events start this month in Aspen, Basalt

Annual cleanup events start this month in Aspen, Basalt

The seventh annual Pristine Riders Trash Crush community cleanup and environmental stewardship event is set for May 6 from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The group will meet at North Star Nature Preserve’s South Gate parking lot.

The volunteer litter cleanup along Highway 82, the East of Aspen trail and local roadways is a way to give back, recognizing and appreciating our pristine mountain environment. Partnering with CDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, orange safety vests and trash bags will be provided. The event is hosted by Sun Dog Athletics “Aspen’s Adventure Sports School” and Pristine Riders, a local 501c3 nonprofit combining a passion for cycling and cleaning up the environment.

The first 15 volunteers to sign up at will receive a complimentary lunch courtesy of Silverpeak Grill. Trashy Awards with special prizes will be presented. Adults ages 18 and older are invited.

Sun protection, long pants, work gloves, water and extra clothing in case of inclement weather are suggested. More information and registration are available by contacting organizer Erik Skarvan at or 970-925-1069 or check out Sun Dog Athletics or Pristine Riders on Facebook.

24th annual Fryingpan Cleanup starts April 18

The Roaring Fork Conservancy will sponsor the 24th annual Fryingpan & Beyond River Cleanup on April 18-23.

Instead of one big cleanup day, this year’s event will follow the model the conservancy followed during the COVID-19 pandemic the past two years. Volunteers will be sought to pick up trash throughout next week in the entire Roaring Fork basin.

Pre-registration is required for anyone wanting to pick up trash on Frying Pan Road and along the Roaring Fork River through Basalt. Trash bags will be provided for those volunteers.

Pre-registration isn’t required to clean up other areas in the watershed. Volunteers in those areas must provide their own trash bags.

Participants are urged to take pictures of their most unusual or newsworthy finds and email photos to by noon April 26 to be entered into a prize drawing.

Additional details and registration is available at

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Charleston County’s outreach events start Monday for national community development week

Charleston County’s outreach events start Monday for national community development week

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Monday is the start of national community development week and Charleston County has outreach events planned all over the county.

The Charleston Community Development Department will be in all corners of the county to provide information about their partners and the programs they have available.

Housing, legal services, and workshops like homeowner conservation, are just a few of the programs the community can sign up for at this week’s events.

Chelsea Diedrich, with the Charleston Community Development Department, says they’re looking to get these services into the rural pockets in the county.

This year the department received roughly $2.5 million dollars from the urban entitlement funds. This amount is a projection from previous years.

Through grant programs like this, they provide money to several local nonprofits in the community to help establish programs that benefit the community.

The home investment partnerships program for example provides access to over 650 local jurisdictions to create safe, sanitary, and affordable housing communities.

“This urban entitlement funding has offered allocations to over 20 nonprofits and we are excited to see the work they’ll be able to do in the coming program year,” Diedrich says.

Charleston County Council recently approved the Community Development Department’s annual action plan which lays out recommended allocation for the coming program year.

The community can weigh in on the approved action plan until May 5th by calling (843)202-6960 or emailing Program Administrator Chelsea Diedrich at

Community Development Week 2022 schedule can be found here.

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