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WWE Live Holiday Tour Nothing spreads the holiday spirit faster than a piledriver or smashing someone with a filding chair. Here to help are WWE superstars like John Cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, The Miz, Bray Wyatt, The Hardy Boyz and many more for this evening of wrestling. NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $28-$198. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27. Thursday This leading screamo band from New Brunswick is best known for popularizing the grimier style of emo that characterized the early aughts. As the band continues to experiment with different stylistic choices, their Reunion Tour will be an artistic milestone. Supporting acts include PUP & Frank Iero and the Patience. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-85. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28. Harlem Globetrotters Taking on the Washington Generals for their 2018 World Tour, this one of a kind team combines comedy, basket..

Artistic bounty

The Norse god Ullr may be withholding the fluffy white stuff from our fair climes, but the endless sunny weather has apparently inspired Greek deity Apollo, god of the arts. First Thursday Art Walk Over the next several days, there are at least a dozen artistic events across this region worth your time; more, if you add in all the first First Thursday Art Walk exhibits on display in downtown Telluride tonight, from 5-8 p.m. Among the highlights are “Body of Work,” the Ah Haa School’s annual juried regional exhibit which celebrates the human form. Four cash prizes will be awarded to local artists whose work is on display at the depot; Baerbel Hacke, Julie McNair and David Holbrooke will be the judges. Nor are humans the only ones whose forms will be celebrated: equines get their turn as well, in two exhibits from Telluride Arts. Nancy B. Frank depicts horses in her figurative paintings at Gallery 81435, and Lara Branca evokes them abstractly, against a backdrop of sprawling landscapes..

Ringing in the new year

By Emma Hardy, Correspondent Art, music and a fireworks display will dazzle downtown Springfield for the 31st year in a row this Sunday. The annual First Night Springfield has been a local tradition since its inception on New Year’s Eve in 1987. Now, 31 years later, the celebration continues to be a Springfield favorite. The event serves as a non-alcoholic, family-friendly event to kick off the new year with a celebration of the arts. “We’re bringing the arts downtown, and I think that’s an important thing. It helps make downtown more vibrant if we’ve got artistic events going on, and this is part of that,” said Mark Pence, event coordinator for First Night. The celebration kicks off at 1 p.m. at Springfield High School, where First Night will be offering a wide array of free children’s activities until 4 p.m. The venue will include crafting, face painting, puppet shows, clay sculptures, a giant canvas painting and much more. But fun doesn’t stop at Springfield High School. The Hoog..

Saturday events include Kalu James show, Sierra Nevada tap takeover

Polyrhythmics, Kalu & the Electric Joint at the Mohawk indoor. The sprawling jams of Seattle groove collective Polyrhythmics will make you move, but hometown opener Kalu & the Electric Joint, the new project from Nigerian expat Kalu James, is also a big draw. The group’s latest release, ‘Time Undone,” simmers a slow burning dish of love and longing into a murky stew of muscular psychedelics, gut-bucket blues riffs and rootsy soul. $12-$15. Doors at 9 p.m. Saturday. 912 Red River St. — Deborah Sengupta Stith “Bella and the Beast.” This Austin Symphony Orchestra concert features Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova. Known for her passionate and powerful performances, Hristova makes her Austin debut with Igor Stravinsky’s beastly “Violin Concerto in D Major.” The evening will open with Rossini’s “Overture to Semiramide” and include other works, such as the “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” by J.S. Bach. 8 p.m. Saturday. $19-$75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-476,..

Are there too many arts events in Singapore?

Supersized puppets in the form of prehistoric creatures battled aliens on the lawn of the National Museum as part of the Singapore Night Festival 2016, as throngs of festival-goers gathered to watch the spectacle unfold overhead. Free arts and culture events, such as this, attracted a record attendance of 9.2 million last year - a five-year high - according to statistics from the Singapore Cultural Statistics 2017 report, released last week. In isolation, the data could indicate a growing appetite for arts and cultural events here, but the report also showed a dip in attendance at ticketed performing arts events. This raises the question of whether there are just too many shows here and if free shows are starting to cannibalise paid performances. TOO MANY EVENTS, TOO LITTLE TIMEIn the arts community and among arts-goers, the general sentiment is that "there are too many events and festivals in Singapore", said Ms Audrey Wong, head of the school of creative industries at Lasalle College..

The perfect gifts this Christmas

14th December 2017The perfect gifts this Christmas Whether you’re buying gifts for a gymnast or a gymnastics fan this Christmas, we have something for all ages. Clothing Our GymShop features a great range of British Gymnastics branded clothing and accessories for use in and out of the gym. The new technical adults activewear has been specially designed with smart lightweight fabrics, and the leisurewear collection features hoodies, t-shirts and brand new bobble hats for the winter season. If you’re looking for stocking fillers, check out the range of bags, notebooks and wristbands. To make it even easier, choose one of our themed stocking filler bundles including a bag, notebook and pen, or our brand new 2018 calendar and bobble hat. You can also get your very own Tumble, the British Gymnastics Foundation bear, with all profits helping the charity to transform lives through gymnastics. You can find all of this by visiting the GymShop Tickets Inspire your friends and family this Christm..

Metro East news and events for the week of Jan. 10

MLK celebration In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Espenschied Chapel, 317 N. County Road, in Mascoutah, will host Chris Vallillo’s "Oh Freedom!" at 2 p.m. Jan. 14. Vallillo is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a natural affinity for American roots music. A master of bottleneck slide guitar, he weaves songs and theatrical narratives into a compelling and entertaining portrait of history. This event includes multi-instrumental performances and narration of pivotal songs that inspired and sustained our nation’s Civil Rights Movement and resonate with audiences today. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Bee Hollow Market, 217 E. Main, in Mascoutah, and online at Tickets are $25 at the door. Students can get free admission when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. For more information on the program, tickets or the chapel, visit, call 618-566-7425 or e-mail PSOP Travel program If you’ve ..

Musical and Artistic Events on the 20th Anniversary of Sofia Metropolitan

On the eve of marking the 20th anniversary of the launching of the first metro section in Sofia, Metropolitan Municipality and Metropolitan organize free music and artistic performances, the press service of the Municipality announced. The first performance, music in the subway, will be today, January 24, on the terrace of the Serdika 2 metro station. At 12.00, a concert will feature Dixie Boys Band. By the end of the week, in connection with the anniversary, various musical and artistic events are scheduled to take place in the subway. On January 28, 2018, the Sofia metro marks 20 years since the commissioning of its first section between the stations ''Slivnitsa'' and ''Konstantin Velichkov''. On that day, in 1998, the first train of the Metropolitan Underground Railroad traveled on a 6,4 km long and 5 stations. The construction of the first 5 stations began in 1979, when the first sod of the ''Vardar'' Station was made, rem..

Where to Watch Sports in 2018

Advertisement After years of planning and construction, the Winter Olympics and the World Cup are generally regarded as the marquee sporting events of 2018. But there is an abundance of events throughout the year for sports enthusiasts around the globe, from the British-centric Commonwealth Games to the rough-and-tumble Rugby World Cup Sevens to the refined World Equestrian Games. Super Bowl LII, or 52, will be played on Feb. 4 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The city, which previously hosted the Super Bowl in 1992, will offer a range of fan-friendly events over the course of the 10 days leading to the game. The singer Justin Timberlake will headline the halftime show. Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be the site of the Winter Games from Feb. 9 to 25. Spectators can take in skiing, snowboarding and bobsledding among the 102 events, a record number for a Winter Olympics. Curling, ice hockey, figure skating and speed-skating competitions will be held in the nearby city of Gangneun..

Events: 18 things to do in the North-east in 2018

From food and drink events to top music and visual art, the North-east is set for a busy 2018. Tamsin Ross looks at some of the spectacular shows and fun-filled events in store. 1. Spectra festival of light Aberdeen’s award winning light festival returns to the city centre for four nights from February 8-11. This year’s theme is Play the Night and will combine music and lights for a family-friendly display. 2. Gin: NEThis North-east gin festival takes place at Inverurie Town Hall on February 9-10. Alongside local and national gins, there will be a cocktail circus, a gin question-and-answer session and other shows. 3. Aberdeen Jazz FestivalFeaturing every style of jazz, this year’s Jazz Festival will have something for everyone. On from March 14-18, it’ll bring swing, vintage and fusion tunes to venues across the North-east. 4. University Boat Race Taking to the water on March 17, the teams from Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen go head-to-head once again. Both tea..

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