first_imgToday, the Baltimore-based funk act Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hits The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Their performance at Peach comes ahead of a busy weekend for the group, with the band making their way to Colorado for a sold-out show with Twiddle at the Boulder Theatre tomorrow, on Saturday night. However, that’s not all the group has in store for the weekend, as Pigeons just announced that they’ll be giving Colorado some extra love with the announcement of a surprise show on Sunday night. Dubbed “An Intimate Evening With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong,” the group will hit the intimate Globe Hall in Denver for two funk-fueled sets to finish off their weekend with a bang. Doors are 8 pm, and this show is set up to be a sell-out so snag your tickets here before they’re gone![Photo: Daniel Ojeda]last_img read more


first_imgIt’s racing season on the Southern SlopesSki and Snowboard Comps in the SouthBreakneck speed or big air? The ski and snowboard racing scene in the South can satisfy both. Whether you’re looking to navigate the gates down a slalom course or huck off a ledge in the terrain park, regional resorts are offering plenty of head-to-head action this season.Cataloochee Challenge Cup Ski Race SeriesMaggie Valley, N.C. • January 10 – March 7  On Thursday nights, Maggie Valley is the place to be for the Cataloochee Challenge Cup Race Series. Adults 21 and over can hit the hill every Thursday at 7:30pm to race against the clock on a giant slalom or slalom course for the best of two runs. Racing slots only cost 10 bucks, and a post-race party goes down after the action. cataloochee.comUSSA Slalom and Giant Slalom Competition   Sugar Mountain Resort, N.C. • January 26-27 A crew of United States Ski Association racers will head to Sugar—a High Country resort with 1,200 feet of vertical drop—and weave in and out of the gates for a long weekend of competition in both slalom and giant slalom. All participants must be licensed USSA racers. skisugar.comFreestyle Double Cross  Wintergreen Resort, Va. • January 27, February 10 and 23  Strap into your board or click in to your skis and get ready for the fast-paced action of double cross. Four racers launch out of the starting gate at once, tightly fighting for space and aggressively rubbing elbows through a course of table tops, jumps, and whoop-de-doos. The top two then advance to the next round, until one winner is left. Racers can accumulate points for an overall series win. wintergreenresort.com Wintergreen Terrain Park Series Wintergreen Resort, Va. • January 20, February 3, 20 and March 3, 9This series is composed of two rail jams (January 20 and March 9) and three slopestyle comps (February 3 and 20 and March 3), so you’ll have plenty of chances to get your tricks dialed at Wintergreen’s terrain park. Show off your moves on a mix of obstacles, including jumps, rails, and boxes. Judges will be standing by to notch scorecards for difficulty of trick, difficulty of feature, creativity, and consistency. Prizes are awarded during individual events, and a grand prize is up for grabs for competitors who participate in three out of five events. wintergreenresort.com Cupp Run Challenge  Snowshoe Mountain Resort, W.Va.  • February 4Every year ski racers feeling the need for speed flock to Snowshoe from all over the East Coast to test their skills on the gnarly downhill slalom course on Cupp Run—an epic black diamond run designed by Olympian Jean-Claude Killy that drops more than 1,500 vertical feet in a little over a mile. Big prize money is awarded in pro and amateur divisions. snowshoemtn.comThe Maryland Open  Wisp Resort, Md. • February 23Get your moves in check, because the competition at Wisp will be stout. This high-profile event crowns the top freestyle skier and rider in the Mid-Atlantic. Competitors head to the resort’s pro park at the base of Face to drop their best moves in three categories—slopestyle, big air, and terrain park—as they’re judged on style and amplitude. wispresort.com Recess Wreck Less Rail Jam   Appalachian Ski Mountain, N.C. • March 2  This one is not for newbies. There’s no other way to put it. Fast becoming a tradition among App’s big air ballers, the Wreck Less Rail Jam gives intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders each 45 minutes to hit the rails and show off their best tricks. Then the finals get interesting with a game of SHRED—just like the old school basketball game of HORSE with snowboard tricks in place of hoops. If you can’t land the trick determined by roll of the dice, you get a letter. The last rider standing is eligible for cash, prizes, and serious bragging rights in the High Country freestyle scene. appskimtn.comGrom Jam   Snowshoe Mountain Resort, W.Va. • March 30Is your little one starting to get brave on the features? Bring aspiring air dogs to Snowshoe’s Mountain Parks for some free on-hill coaching and an informal rail jam on Skidder, near the village. Held during the last weekend of the season, the kid-friendly event will lead into the resort’s Last Hurrah party. snowshoemtn.comRun in the snowThe dedicated ultra addicts of the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners don’t like to slow down in the winter, so every year they host a 5K Snowshoe Run at the Whitegrass Touring Center in the Canaan Valley near Davis, usually during the third weekend of January. Runners huff it for three miles on a loop course created on Whitegrass’s cross-country ski trails. At an area that receives 200 inches of snow every year, competitors could find themselves pushing through some serious powder. If you don’t own snowshoes, no worries. Whitegrass offers cheap rentals. wvmtr.orgElsewhere in the South, Beech Mountain in the North Carolina High Country holds the only regional event in the United States Snowshoe Association’s National Championship Series on January 12. beechrecreation.orglast_img read more


first_img16 Longland Street, StaffordThe home is split over four levels, with the top floors having large curved windows to make the most of the view. Ms Hughes said the new owners lived in the Stafford area, but wanted to downsize from a larger home.“They just loved the view and the home was different from everything else,” she said. 16 Longland Street, StaffordThe home was a passion project for the seller, who hired a prominent architect to make something unique for the 401sq m block. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago16 Longland Street, Stafford“I think it is because of the combination of the view and the design,” Ms Hughes said. Although many homes in Stafford have striking views, she said this home had views that extended to the bay and Stradbroke Island. center_img 16 Longland Street, StaffordA STRIKING curved home with views all the way to the water went under the hammer for just under $850,000.The three-bedroom home at 16 Longland Street in Stafford was recently sold to a local resident for $844,000 at an auction just before Easter. Bronwyn Hughes from Harcourts Solutions said that more than 90 groups came to look at the home throughout the campaign.last_img read more


first_imgIn a match of the 18th round of Regional Basketball league BC Igokea Aleksandrovac defeated BC Red Star Belgrade, and it is now one step close to qualify to Euroleague.Player of BC Red Star Belgrade Boris Savović said that Red Star lost the game in the last minutes, and that Igokea had more luck. He added that the atmosphere was phenomenal, and he also congratulated on well-deserved victory of Igokea.The final result of Igokea-Red Star match was 80 – 77.last_img