There’s nothing quite like the opportunity to see a music legend at work. So many individuals have given themselves to the art of performance, but only a choice few can maintain longevity and stand the test of time. Last night at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn in Indianapolis, IN, not one but two legends performed for an enthusiastic crowd. Those legends were, of course, Peter Frampton and Gregg Allman.Frampton has enjoyed a successful career, powered by hits like “Show Me The Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do?” There’s no slowing down for the rocker, as he treated fans to a great celebration of his music. Allman, too, has shown no signs of slowing down, even though his band The Allman Brothers shut down after their 45th anniversary in 2014. His new solo act is top-notch, bringing fans a potent mix of ABB hits, blues standards, and more.Thankfully, Phierce Photo was on the ground to capture this classic rockin’ scene. Check it out below! Load remaining images
On the evening of October 1st, 2017, during country star Jason Aldean‘s closing set at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire on the crowd gathered on the Strip from the window of an overlooking casino hotel. He continued to fire for roughly an hour as the festival’s audience scrambled for cover. By the time authorities found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he had murdered 58 people and injured more than 800 others, making it the most devastating mass shooting in modern American history.This shattering act of violence hit particularly close to home for music fans. We go to concerts and festivals to escape, to let our guards down, have fun, and experience the joys of live music surrounded by like-minded people. Such a savage attack on a captive, wholly unprepared music festival audience is difficult to even think about without a pit of dread forming in your stomach. It could have been any of us. Any of those thousands of people scrambling for their lives as their friends were picked off all around them could have been you.The outpouring of support in the wake of this tragic shooting matched the universal emotional wreckage it left in its wake. In the months that followed, people from all over banded together to support the countless people whose lives were lost or affected by the Las Vegas shooting. What began as a GoFundMe campaign quickly ballooned into a full-blown nonprofit organization, The Las Vegas Victims Fund, and eventually pulled in more than $31M in donations to the victims and their families.Today, on the anniversary of the attack, a sunrise remembrance of those lost was held in Las Vegas at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. The perpetually-glowing marquees of the Las Vegas strip will also go dark tonight in remembrance of those lost last year. You can watch a clip from today’s memorial below:Las Vegas Shooting Victims Remembered On One-Year Anniversary[Video: CBS]The weekend after the attack during his performance in Las Vegas, Jason Aldean appeared on Saturday Night Live to offer his condolences and support to all those affected. The singer wore his emotions on his sleeve, stoically yet sincerely addressing the millions watching:This week we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history. Like everyone, I’m struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So many people are hurting, and they’re our children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends. They’re all part of our family. I want to say to them, we hurt for you and we hurt with you. You can be sure we’re going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way. Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable.Aldean then performed an appropriate tribute: a rendition of the defiant anthem “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty, who passed away the day after the Las Vegas shooting. You can watch Jason Aldean’s statement on SNL and his Tom Petty tribute to the Las Vegas shooting victims below:Jason Aldean – “I Won’t Back Down” [Tom Petty cover][Video: USA TODAY]Jason Aldean Speaks About The Las Vegas Shooting[Video: Cal Vid]Of course, while the sentiments from Aldean’s statement were heartfelt, a year removed from the horrifying incident we’re all painfully aware that things haven’t exactly gotten better. Massacres of innocent people have continued consistently. While the outrage over our country’s apparent affinity for violence and the instruments with which it’s waged has gotten louder and louder, no significant legislative action has been taken to actually attempt to prevent it.Wherever you fall on the issue of gun control—or any issue at all—it’s of the utmost importance you vote in the upcoming Midterm Elections on Tuesday, November 6th. With our country as divided as it’s ever been, it’s imperative for each and every person to make their opinions heard by voting for the candidates that represent their position. Your voice—or your silence—could legitimately be what tips the scale in one direction or another.For more information on polling places for the upcoming elections, or to learn how you can get more involved in the political process, head to HeadCount.
Image source: Chris HovestadtThe construction and the outfitting of the cutter suction dredger (CSD) Krios, being built by Royal IHC for Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., is moving according to schedule.This newbuild will be a sister vessel of the CSD Helios, taken into service in 2017.The CSD Krios will have a total installed power of 23,700 kW, pumping capacity of 15,600 kW and a maximum cutter capacity of 7,000 kW.According to Boskalis, the new CSD will be able to dredge in extremely hard ground at depths ranging from 6 to 35 meters.The company also added that construction of this mega cutter will be completed in the period ahead with the vessel expected to be taken into service in mid-2020.