On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Miami Beach was treated to a very special evening with keyboardist Marco Benevento. Benevento was the man of the hour for the Rhythm Foundation’s 30th-anniversary fundraiser at the Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Benevento’s last solo project performance in Miami took place in January 2016 as part of the Rhythm Foundation’s Seaside Sessions series, so patrons and organizers already knew it would be a night to remember. The show was originally scheduled to take place outdoors at the North Beach Bandshell, but a forecast of heavy rain resulted in a venue change.The Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, “seeks to increase global awareness through the presentation of live music as well as build and strengthen the diverse communities in South Florida through consistent shared cultural experiences.” Artists from all over the world and a plethora of genres have performed by way of the organization. Located in the colorful, cultural melting pot of Miami Beach, a focus has been placed on Latin American-, Caribbean-, and European-flavored bands. Benevento’s unique and energetic style, which blends sounds from all over the globe, was a perfect fit for the culturally diverse event.The poor weather did not put a damper on the event what-so-ever; the Gleason Room provided the perfect ambiance for the festivities. The evening began with a two-hour cocktail party, which included an open bar, hors-d’oeuvres from local favorite Taquiza, music by local DJ Benton, and an impressive silent auction. Hot ticket auction items were donated from popular business from all over the surrounding area. Auction items included a signed copy of Benevento’s recent 10th anniversary re-issue of his first solo album Invisible Baby; music-related artwork from well-known, local artist Lebo; hotel weekend packages at 4 and 5 star resorts; dinners at top-rated restaurants, including local music supporting restaurants 3rd & 3rd and Farmer’s Table; and packages from the area’s best wellness establishments (Float8, Yoga Journey, and The Salt Suite).Benevento and his bandmates, bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, came in smoking hot after a recent two night stand of late nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest (in addition to Benevento’s two night stand with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late night performance with Worship My Organ). The trio warmed up the crowd with the groovy, seven-part journey of songs comprising “The Story of Fred Short,” showcasing their impressive range of talent. The festive dance party continued with “Greenpoint”, an instrumental, downtempo track from the album Between the Needles & Nightfall.A spacey, jammed out instrumental version of The Knife’s “Heartbeats”, a song that truly hit the indie map when Jose Gonzales covered it on his 2006 debut album Veneer, came next. The true bust out of the evening was a cover of the Butthole Surfers’ “Pepper,” with both Benevento and Rykman on vocals. Synthpop, crowd favorites “Limbs of a Pine” and “At the Show” rounded out the high energy set, with everyone in the house dancing and singing along. As always, Benevento had the crowd mesmerized during the entire performance.You can check out the full audio recording of the show, along with some video clips, compliments of CHeeSeHeaD PRoDuCTioNS.Full Audio[Audio: CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]“Dropkick” through to “At The Show”[Video:CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]Setlist: Marco Benevento | Gleason Room at The Fillmore | Miami Beach, FL | 5/19/2018Setlist: Intro: The Story of Fred Short*. Seven Twenty Two*. Walking With Tyrone*. Live A Certain Life*. Stay In Line*. I Can’t See The Light*. Follow The Arrow*. Greenpoint. Heartbeats.** Dropkick. The Real Morning Party. Pepper***. Limbs of a Pine.E: At The Show.*First 7 Songs: “The Story of Fred Short” (side B of the album, The Story of Fred Short)**The Knife cover (instrumental)***Butthole Surfers coverBand: Marco Benevento (keys, vocals), Karina Rykman (bass, vocals), Andy Borger (drums)
THREE first-division female games, including one between defending champions the Woodpecker Hikers and Saints will highlight the opening day of the 2019 GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships, which starts this afternoon at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.According to president of the Guyana Hockey Board, Philip Fernandes, all systems are in place for today’s openers.Speaking to Chronicle Sport during a practice session yesterday, Fernandes, who plays in the veteran division and serves as the GCC female teams’ coach, indicated that the one-week event is expected to be competitive.“This year we have more juniors than in the past and we expect really good quality hockey.”The juniors in both male and female divisions will look to prove themselves against their peers and their older counterparts. Again, club pride will be at stake in the multi-category championships.Various clubs are using the tournament as a warm up for the upcoming Diamond Mineral Water International Hockey Festival.Today’s scheduleThe feature female game on the opening day is scheduled to start at 20:20h, followed by the men’s first division opener between Bounty GCC and YMCA Old Fort.Action bullies off from 17:00h, with Saints Sensations tackling YMCA Old Fort Hard Ball in a second division Men’s Group A battle.GBTI GCC Spice and YMCA Old Fort Bloods will then match sticks from 17:45h in the female first division opener, which will be followed by another female clash with GBTI GCC Tigers playing against the GBTI GCC Spartans.The lone Over-35 clash is scheduled to start at 19:35h between Bounty GCC Vintage and Antonio’s Hickers.The male defending first division champions, the Pepsi Hikers, who are again favourites to win the title, will be in action in the feature clash of another six-game battle tomorrow evening.At least six games will be played per night for the rest of the week before quarter-final actions takes place on Saturday from midday. The semi-finals will take place on Sunday morning and early afternoon, before the over 35-final is played at 16:00h, the men’s second division final is at 17:00h, while the women’s first division final is at 18:00h and the men’s first division final at 19:00h.
(Source: faktor, ST) Vahid Halilhodzic is a new selector of the national football team of Japan. The celebrated BH expert got the confidence of the Executive Committee of the Football Association of Japan.As the “Nikan sports“ magazine claims, the Football Association of Japan (JFA) and the 62-year-old Halilhodzic have agreed that he will take the National team, with an annual salary of 2,2 million dollars.The former coach of Japan, Havier Aguire was dismissed on the 4th February because of his involvement in the match-fixing scandal in Spanish Primera in 2011.Last year, Halilhodzic brought the team of Algeria to the knockout phase at the World Cup in Brazil, which is the greatest success if that North African country in the history of their performances at World Cups.