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Valerie Carter Reimagined on Retro Soul Remake of "Never Get Your Love Behind Me" with The Faragher Brothers

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Friday, February 16, 2024

In this exciting collaboration, the Valerie Carter Estate and Faragher Brothers have joined forces to bring a retro soul single to life.

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  • In this exciting collaboration, the Valerie Carter Estate and Faragher Brothers have joined forces to bring a retro soul single to life.
  • This special release is recorded with a special twist—the inclusion of Valerie Carter's original vocals from 1977 intended for her Columbia Records album, "Wild Child."
  • "Never Get Your Love Behind Me" resounds as a soulful remaster, reflecting the essence of the era with newly recorded tracks by Tommy Faragher and the splendid vocals of Valerie Carter and Jimmy Faragher.
  • The new single, "Never Get Your Love Behind Me", is available on all major streaming platforms and the official Valerie Carter website and Facebook page.

Kiss’s debut album at 50: how the rock legends went from ‘clowns’ to becoming immortalised

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Friday, February 16, 2024

It has been 50 years since Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Kiss launched their thunderock-doused debut album into the pop culture stratosphere. The eponymous album, released on February 18 1974, became a platform-stacked foot in the music industry’s door. What followed established Kiss as one of the most memorable hard-rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s, with a globally recognised legacy. The early daysThe pair then hatched a plan to form a far more aggressive and successful rock band.

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It has been 50 years since Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Kiss launched their thunderock-doused debut album into the pop culture stratosphere. The eponymous album, released on February 18 1974, became a platform-stacked foot in the music industry’s door. What followed established Kiss as one of the most memorable hard-rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s, with a globally recognised legacy.

The early days

  • The pair then hatched a plan to form a far more aggressive and successful rock band.
  • Drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley were recruited, and the new-generation Fab Four renamed themselves Kiss.
  • By late November of 1973, the band had developed their bombastic live performance style, perfected their makeup and signed a deal with Casablanca Records.
  • Armed with reworked songs from Wicked Lester, Kiss entered New York’s Bell Sound Studios to record their debut.

The Kiss sound

  • The salesperson, responsible for the glitter glue, enthusiastically recounted seeing Kiss play VFL Park (now Waverley Park stadium) in 1980 and made me promise I’d listen to them.
  • With their reputation of on-stage pyrotechnics and gore, I’d expected something more akin to Black Sabbath’s Paranoid than the jangly riffs of Let Me Know or Love Theme From Kiss.
  • Despite calling the album exceptional, Fletcher described its sound as a cross between Deep Purple and the Doobie Brothers.
  • This commercial unviability loomed over Kiss until the release of Alive!

Success and beyond

  • bridged the gap between the audacious intensity of Kiss’s performances and the timidness of their studio recordings.
  • Their early tracks were repurposed to let listeners remotely experience the infamous Kiss live spectacle.
  • As Rock and Roll All Nite claimed #12 on the Billboard charts, the platform-stacked foot burst through the door to mainstream success.
  • Fifty years after Kiss first stepped into Bell Sound Studios, the band played their final sold-out show at Madison Square Garden on December 2 2023.
  • Promised to be their biggest and best shows ever, the farewell became a colossal celebration of the band’s legacy.


Charlotte Markowitsch does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Goes All Out with the Return of Scream Break Haunt and Flavors of the World Food Festival

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Six Flags Magic Mountain , the undisputed Thrill Capital of the World, adds a dose of vitamin scream to Spring Break with the return of the guest-favorite haunt event, Scream Break, and culturally diverse food festival, Flavors of the World.

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  • Six Flags Magic Mountain , the undisputed Thrill Capital of the World, adds a dose of vitamin scream to Spring Break with the return of the guest-favorite haunt event, Scream Break, and culturally diverse food festival, Flavors of the World.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240215651768/en/
    Scream Break at Six Flags Magic Mountain adds a dose of vitamin SCREAM to Spring Break with haunted attractions, rides in the dark, festive foods and more!
  • For information on all events at Six Flags Magic Mountain, including Scream Break and Flavors of the World, visit sixflags.com/magicmountain/events .
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently hiring all positions for Spring Break, plus Scream Break event-specific positions including monsters and scare actors.

Experience 'Jamaica's Vibe Getaway' With Blue Diamond Resorts: Honoring the King of Reggae

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In tribute to Jamaica's Reggae legend, Blue Diamond Resorts presents its latest offering: the 'Jamaica's Vibe Getaway,' a six-night immersive experience designed for guests staying at select all-inclusive resorts in this destination. This sensory journey seamlessly weaves together luxury, music, and the vibrant cultural tapestry of the island. The experience is available in February at their Negril resorts, including Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril, as well as in Montego Bay, encompassing Royalton Blue Waters and the newly opened Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters.

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  • This sensory journey seamlessly weaves together luxury, music, and the vibrant cultural tapestry of the island.
  • The experience is available in February at their Negril resorts, including Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril, as well as in Montego Bay, encompassing Royalton Blue Waters and the newly opened Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters.
  • Starting with private transportation from the Montego Bay International Airport to the resort to check in at the lavish Luxury Chairman Ocean Front Suite Diamond Club™ at either Montego Bay or Negril.
  • Available for booking from February 14th to February 29th, 2024*
    Travel from February 29th to December 23rd, 2024.

Andre Farr awards Vada Manager in Las Vegas at The Million Dollar Executive Dinner presented by Executive Member Group (EMG). John Rogers and Tabetha Plummer announced as 2025 Honorees slated for New Orleans

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

- André Farr

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    Curated specifically for influential leaders in sports, entertainment, and business, Antonio Pierce was named Leader of the Year and Vada O.
  • Vada Manager was also surprised to receive a complimentary cruise for two with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
  • "I am always honored to host the most dynamic and accomplished Black leaders of the global intersection of sports, entertainment, and business.
  • "The Million Dollar Executive Dinner marks the first time in 26 years that I have allowed Picasso to be closed down for a private event."

National Hotel Miami Beach Embracing Flexible Financial Management Tools to Streamline Back-Office Operations

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- With 101 newly designed city and direct ocean view guest rooms in its historic tower and 36 luxurious cabanas and suites, The National Hotel Miami Beach is impressing guests with stunning views, luxury accommodations, personalized experiences, and unparalleled service. Invisible to guests at this AAA 4 Diamond oceanfront property is how efficiently the hotel's finance team is operating thanks to the addition of two software solutions from Aptech: PVNG Enterprise Accounting and Targetvue Budgeting & Forecasting.

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  • "The Aptech software development team is amazing," said Sarah Fisch, chief financial officer at The National Hotel.
  • The flexibility of the software and the support team makes us feel like both solutions were tailored just for The National Hotel.
  • "We are delighted that The National Hotel is finding PVNG and Targetvue to be so flexible, functional, and user friendly," Costa said.
  • "Being able to streamline their financial processes is enabling management to deliver reports on the fly to those who need them.

Gray Television Brings Milwaukee Bucks Games Back to Free Over-The-Air Television this Season In Three Wisconsin Markets from Weigel Broadcasting’s WMLW

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are returning to broadcast television in Green Bay, Eau Claire-La Crosse, and Wausau, Wisconsin, on television stations owned by Gray Television, Inc. (“Gray”) (NYSE: GTN) as part of the recently announced Bucks broadcast package from Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s WMLW The M in Milwaukee.

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  • GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are returning to broadcast television in Green Bay, Eau Claire-La Crosse, and Wausau, Wisconsin, on television stations owned by Gray Television, Inc. (“Gray”) (NYSE: GTN) as part of the recently announced Bucks broadcast package from Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s WMLW The M in Milwaukee.
  • Gray’s stations will broadcast 10 Bucks games this season, beginning on Friday, February 23rd, when the Bucks play at the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • “We are thrilled to offer the Bucks fans in Green Bay, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Wausau, and nearby areas the chance to watch these ten games for free.
  • The games have been made available for local over-the-air distribution as part of the NBA’s agreement with Diamond Sports Group, the owner of Bally Sports Wisconsin.

Tudor Gold Provides Review of Its 2023 Treaty Creek Drill Program and Establishes "At-The-Market" Equity Program

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 14, 2024) - Tudor Gold Corp. (TSXV: TUD) (FSE: H56) (the "Company" or "Tudor") is pleased to present the following review of its 2023 drill program (the "Program") completed at its Treaty Creek gold-copper project located in the Golden Triangle Mining Region of Northwestern British Columbia (the "Property").

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  • Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 14, 2024) - Tudor Gold Corp. (TSXV: TUD) (FSE: H56) (the "Company" or "Tudor") is pleased to present the following review of its 2023 drill program (the "Program") completed at its Treaty Creek gold-copper project located in the Golden Triangle Mining Region of Northwestern British Columbia (the "Property").
  • The hole intersected an area classified as an Inferred Mineral Resource in the previous Mineral Resource Estimate.
  • This recently identified zone boasts higher-grade gold concentrations and comprises three drill holes, with two completed towards the end of the 2023 exploration campaign.
  • The Company also announces that it has established an "at-the-market" equity distribution program (the "ATM Program").

Vecima Reports Q2 Fiscal 2024 Results

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Second quarter revenue of $62.0 million, compared to $76.2 million in Q2 fiscal 2023 and $61.5 million in Q1 fiscal 2024.

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  • Second quarter revenue of $62.0 million, compared to $76.2 million in Q2 fiscal 2023 and $61.5 million in Q1 fiscal 2024.
  • Gross profit of $29.6 million, compared to $36.0 million in Q2 fiscal 2023 and $28.8 million in Q1 fiscal 2024.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $12.5 million, compared to $15.8 million in Q2 fiscal 2023 and $8.1 million in Q1 fiscal 2024.
  • Telematics segment sales grew approximately 7% to $1.6 million (Q2 fiscal 2023: $1.5 million; Q1 fiscal 2024: $1.6 million).