Colorado-based, six-piece rock fusion group Eminence Ensemble will make their debut at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on April 25th, 2020, joining up with Lotus on their annual return to the venue.Throughout 2019, the band made great waves across the country while embarking on a five-month coast-to-coast tour in support of their latest sophomore studio release, Real News. They’ve performed headlining sets in packed venues across Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, and finished the year with an extensive tour with six Colorado hometown shows, including a tour closer at Denver’s sizable Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in September.Eminence Ensemble – comprised of Tanner Bardin (drums), Nick Baum (percussion), Justin Neely (guitar, vocals), Taylor Frederick (guitar, vocals), Zac Flynn (bass, vocals), and Johnny Bosbyshell (keys) – is ready to start 2020 off with some heaters, joining Lotus on their return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the midst of Lotus’ spring tour. Eminence Ensemble will offer a support performance for a “Modular Dance” set alongside additional billed openers Marc Rebillet, and Breakbot (DJ set).Eminence Ensemble is also scheduled to play Tuscon, AZ’s annual Gem & Jam Festival alongside Tipper, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, Twiddle, Billy Strings, Desert Dwellers, and more in January, and will play alongside Star Kitchen, Joel Cummins, and more at Papadosio’s Snowsio Festival in February.Along with some new show heights in 2020, Eminence Ensemble is going into the new decade with a with a whole new toolbox of music management. Since their establishment, Eminence Ensemble has always been self-managed by members of the band. The later half of 2019 peaked interest by long-time background screening and risk management executive and entrepreneur, Jason Morris, who has since taken the band under his wing to take them to the next level. After graduating from Kent State University, Morris built and operated EmployeeScreenIQ for over 17 years. His business was then acquired by the largest company in the employment screening industry. While young but semi-retired, Morris, a big live music fan, was introduced to Eminence Ensemble through his friend and Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins, and decided to invest in the band. As the band’s new manager, he has attracted the attention of their new booking agency Madison House and PR/media company Blooming Footprint to elevate Eminence Ensemble’s presence on the scene. Currently playing nearly 50+ shows a year, Morris hopes to have Eminence Ensemble playing 150+ shows and festivals a year, producing more new material, and rising to new musical heights.Morris recounts his initial involvement with the band:“I’m a huge live music fan with a great ear for music but zero talent as a musician. The first time I saw Eminence I was blown away and knew they deserved to be playing in front of a much bigger audience. I used some of my expertise to implement a few general business marketing strategies to see if it would move the needle, and it did. After that I jumped in with both feet. These guys were like any distressed business; they had solid talent but lacked financial and professional direction, which is where I was able to immediately help. Finding a powerful booking agency was the first step, and in Madison House we’ve found an outstanding partner. Having Katie Fox and her team at Blooming Footprint help us tell the world about Eminence Ensemble ensures that music fans everywhere will hear about the band. We are all so excited to get started and show the world what many of us have already seen in this band.”Eminence Ensemble bassist Zac Flynn adds:“It’s a bit serendipitous really. Over the last few years we’ve really been grinding, performing hundreds of shows all over the country, and really trying to translate those experiences into our sound and our music. It’s been a lot of work. So now that we are signing with Madison house, signing Jason as management, and lining up a really extraordinary 2020, it almost feels like a dream. One step leads to another, and I have a feeling the next few steps are really going to shape our careers and our lives. We are so excited for the future of EE and we can’t thank the fans enough for all their support over the years.”Tickets to Eminence Ensemble and Lotus at Red Rocks Amphitheater can be found here. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.
All My Sons Show Closed This production ended its run on June 30, 2019 View Comments Tracy Letts & Annette Bening(Photos: Jim Luning & Jon Rou) Related Shows Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s classic drama All My Sons. Gregory Mosher will direct the Roundabout Theatre Company production, slated to begin previews on April 4 with an opening scheduled for April 22 at the American Airlines Theatre. Tracy Letts and Annette Bening will star as Joe and Kate Keller. Set in the aftermath of World War II, All My Sons follows the Keller family, who struggle to stay intact and fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge—forcing them to reckon with greed, denial, repentance and post-war disenchantment across generations.Additional casting for the upcoming All My Sons revival will be announced at a later date. The production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through June 23, 2019.
After more than a decade of planning and construction across three square miles of development, DP World London Gateway deep-sea port is now open, providing British exporters and importers with a more efficient way to ship globally, at less cost.The ‘MOL Caledon’ was welcomed by DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Vice Chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf, Chairman of MOL Liner Junichiro Ikeda, and shipper representatives JFH Hillebrand MD David Mawer and Chingford Fruit MD Gavin McNally, together with other senior executives.London Gateway is located closer to major population centres of London, Birmingham and Manchester than other ports that are capable of handling the world’s biggest ships.The new port will reduce transport costs for exporters and importers by reducing millions of trucking miles from supply chains.The port also provides 21 st Century infrastructure for shipping lines that are building bigger ships.DP World, a leading global port operator with more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments, built Britain’s new port for today’s and the next generation of ships.Known as ‘ultra large container ships’ (ULCS), they are up to 400 metres long and can carry over 18,000 shipping containers.The first scheduled ship to dock at the port, operated by MOL Liner, received exports and delivered containers carrying a variety of cargo, including fruit and automotive parts, which will be distributed across the country over the coming days.The MOL Caledon is part of the South African Europe Container Service (SAECS) which is made up of a consortium of shipping lines including MOL, Maersk, DAL and Safmarine.Junichiro Ikeda, Chairman of MOL Liner, visiting London Gateway, said: “I’m delighted to be here on this historic day at the opening of DP World’s London Gateway. We believe that the new port through its modern facilities and convenient links to the business community, will provide us the perfect platform to continue the efficient and reliable services MOL is committed to offering its UK customers.The conditions at London Gateway, like draft and tides also gives us the opportunity to grow further through the introduction of bigger ships and a further expansion of our network.It’s a promising new port for a great country.”Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: “We are proud and pleased to be able to contribute to the UK economy by building and operating this state-of-the-art moderninfrastructure that will support trade growth far into the future. This is the first port to be built in the UK in a generation and so there is nothing else like this in the country. From today, shipping lines can now bring the world’s largest ships closer to key UK markets and reduce the costs of transportation. At the same time, global businesses can make their supply chains more efficient. It’s a real pleasure to be able to stand side by side with MOL on this historic day.”Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Vice Chairman, DP World, highlighted the importance of the logistics park adjacent to the port:“London Gateway’s logistics park is Europe’s largest and will save companies hundreds of millions of pounds every year from business costs by removing a whole step in UK supply chains. Goods will move through the port and straight into the logistics park, then straight to shops and homes, rather than being sent first to inland warehouses.”Mohammed Sharaf, Group CEO DP World, said: “We are pleased to welcome one of our most important customers, MOL, as the first shipping line to call at London Gateway as part of the new consortium service routed through London Gateway. Bringing London Gateway to this point has been very much a partnership with all our stakeholders, including our customers, and I would particularly like to thank them, those involved in the port’s construction, government authorities, the community and our people who have worked tirelessly to realise this vision.”Adrian Jones, Managing Director MOL (Europe) Ltd., said: “ This is an historic moment for both MOL and DP World London Gateway. The arrival of our first container vessel into the port marks the birth of a facility that is likely to play a critical part in the future of seaborne trade to and from the UK. The proximity of London Gateway to London and DP World’s plans to grow an extensive logistics park around the port, mean that this will be an attractive port for many customers – reducing costs in their supply chain.Simon Moore, CEO London Gateway, said: “We are pleased to be able to start our first scheduled services today. It’s taken many years of hard work to achieve this milestone, delivered on time and on budget. It’s a huge day for the team here, but we remain focused on delivering what we set out to achieve, reduced supply chain costs and more reliability for importers and exporters.”Leading importers and exporters from across the UK were in attendance at a ceremony held on the quayside this morning whilst the ship was being loaded. Chingford Fruit, one of the largest importers of fresh fruit from South Africa, uses MOL’s services to the UK.MD Gavin McNally, said: “We ship thousands of tonnes of fruit into the UK for some of the most demanding retailers. We are always exploring opportunities for improvements to our already high levels of efficiency and I believe that London Gateway has the potential to deliver that for us. Therefore it’s great news to see the first MOL ship dock at London Gateway.”David Mawer MD of JFH Hillebrand, a leading logistics company, was also at the ceremony.He said: “We ship thousands of containers into the country every year and we ensure the goods are moved quickly and efficiently, as that’s what our customer s need. We are pleased that London Gateway is now operational so that we can use world-class infrastructure to help us increase reliability and efficiency.”The port is now operating with its first berth open. When fully developed, London Gateway will operate six berths, with a total of 24 quay cranes and will be able to handle 3.5 million TEU a year.Freight trains moved cargo to the midlands and further afield from London Gateway’s new rail terminal.Over 30% of the containers moving through the port are planned to go by rail.The state-of-the-art terminal can handle the longest trains in the UK. DB Schenker Rail UK and Freightliner are both providing rail services to the new port.Thousands of new jobs have been created in the construction sector during the past ten years at the site.According to a study by Oxford Economics, once fully operational, London Gateway will create 36,000 jobs and contribute £3.2bn to UK GDP annually.[mappress]Press Release, November 8, 2013