To ring in 2019, Greensky Bluegrass will return to The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The bluegrass juggernauts will set up shop at the fan-favorite theater for four nights, spanning from December 28th to December 31st. Currently, four-day passes for this upcoming New Year’s Eve run are available via Greensky Bluegrass’s fan-club lottery here, with the lottery remaining open until Thursday, September 13th, at 3 p.m. (CT). Tickets will become available to the general public on Friday, September 14th, at 10 a.m. (CT). Head to the band’s website for more information.Greensky Bluegrass has a busy fall on the books ahead of this highly anticipated and newly announced New Year’s Eve run. In two weeks, the band will perform at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for two nights, with these performances serving as the kick-off for Greensky Bluegrass’s fall tour. From there, the band will tour across the U.S. with support from Ghost Light and The Lil Smokies before returning to Kalamazoo State Theatre for a two-night Thanksgiving run with Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys.
WNY News Now File Image.MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Board of Elections has received a record number of applications for absentee ballots.Democratic Election Commissioner Norman Green said nearly 7,000 absentee ballot requests have been received with Election Day still eight weeks from this coming Tuesday.No past presidential cycle has found much more than 4,000 absentee ballot applications for the county, out of its current 77,758 registered active voter total. Commissioners expect that 70 percent of county voters (55,000) will turnout this year.The board, which is one of just five of sixty-two counties statewide that prints its ballots in-house, will be mailing absentee ballots starting Friday Sept. 18t, and every business day thereafter when a timely application is received before Election Day. “It is an extremely complicated process to send out absentee ballots and that is why the board ordered 60,000 printed envelopes, since each ballot needs three envelopes when it goes out: a labeled envelope for the mailing of the ballot, an envelope to return the voted ballot and the actual security envelope holding the ballot,” Green said in a released statement.With the record number of absentee requests already received and the totals expected to increase, Republican Election Commissioner Brian C. Abram are expecting workers will be at the board six days a week processing returned absentee ballots.“We have brought on extra staff and our regular workers are kicking it up a notch to ensure that the absentee ballots get out the door on time,” said Abram.“No voter will be denied the opportunity to vote by mail, as long as they apply now and return their ballots as soon as they are received,” concluded Green.Voters can apply in a one stop on-line request portal that can be located at votechautauqua.com Also voter can call the elections office at 716-753-4580 daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The elector could also send via mail or fax a hard copy absentee application.This year voters will find a Chautauqua County unique tracking tool that will allow county citizens to determine their personal voting status and track the application, mailing and receipt of their voted absentee ballot.“Chris Burt in our office developed the ballot tracking software,” said Green. “The tracking application was developed by Chris during his workday and at no additional cost to the taxpayers.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Daniel Jacobs believes a victory over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their world middleweight unification bout in May will define his legacy as a fighter. The 32-year-old American boasts a 35-2 record and is the current IBF world middleweight champion but will face one of the best pound-for-pound boxers around in Alvarez on May 4, with the contest taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will occur over the weekend of Cinco de Mayo and Alvarez, who is moving down after stopping Rocky Fielding to claim the WBA “regular” super-middleweight belt last time out, expressed his respect for Jacobs at their news conference.”I’ve always liked challenges and this is not an exception,” said Alvarez. “We know what Daniel Jacobs brings, his qualities, his talent.”We know his style is going to be very difficult, very complicated, but at this level, that’s what you have to face. We’re prepared.” Join DAZN and watch Canelo vs. Jacobs on May 4Jacobs was diagnosed with bone cancer in May 2011 but returned to the ring the following year and he sees Alvarez, the current WBA and WBC belt holder in the 160-pound division, as the “final hurdle” to him leaving a significant mark on the sport. “Obviously our legacies are on the line,” Jacobs said at a pre-fight news conference on Wednesday. “His is already well-established. For me, it’s about capturing the titles, all the titles, to claim my legacy in my own right. “I’m from Brooklyn, New York, I never ever had it easy. I’ve always had the long road, had to jump over hurdle after hurdle after hurdle, but when I step in that ring on May 4 that will be the last hurdle that I will have to step over because I will declare myself the middleweight champ, the best fighter in the world in my division.” Día 1: NY #CaneloJacobs #PressTour pic.twitter.com/SVsblrT7aM— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) February 27, 2019Promoter Eddie Hearn explained that Jacobs had identified Alvarez as a future opponent when he first signed with the promoter.Two years ago, Jacobs came close to inflicting a first defeat on Gennady Golovkin, who was ultimately awarded a unanimous decision win. Golovkin later went on to meet Alvarez twice — the first bout ending in a split-decision draw before the Mexican emerged victorious in the rematch — and Hearn thinks Jacobs was always destined to meet his next opponent. “We know the Daniel Jacobs story, it’s incredible. One day it will go down as the greatest comeback story in the history of the sport,” Hearn said. “The man was told he may not live, may not walk again, but he will certainly never fight again. He came back to win the world middleweight championship and now he stands before you to be the unified middleweight champion, the best fighter in the [email protected]: “We have a superfight. For a long time, from when we signed @DanielJacobsTKO, he has told me three very special words.“Bring me @Canelo!”#CaneloJacobs @DAZN_USA @SkySports pic.twitter.com/wCtX5wrq7x— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) February 27, 2019″When I saw him fight Gennady Golovkin and that final bell went, I thought, ‘Wow, Jacobs has done it. Jacobs has come back from cancer, he’s come back from never fighting again, and he’s done it.'”I just believed the gods were gonna give him his win, but they didn’t because they waited for this moment when he can go out on this platform against the very best in the world and create a legacy that will never ever be forgotten in the sport of boxing.”I have never been so confident in a 50-50 fight.”
The coach of B&H football representation Safet Sušić announced the list of football players who are invited to prepare for the world championship in Brazil.Sušić’s list contains 24 players who will travel to Brazil.“I have decided for 24 players considering the fact that I do not know yet whether Mujdža will be ready. In each case, 24 players will travel to Brazil”, said Sušić, adding that he will make the decision about 23 players who will officially represent B&H in the World Championship on 3 June, when is the final deadline for it.Sušić has decided for players who have brought previous qualifications for World Championship, and as is announced, he has not invited other football players who do not play in their clubs, such as Zahirović and Stevanović. Elvir Rahimić is not in the list either from the standard representatives. He will travel to Brazil as part of the expert team.Sušić’s list is as follow:goalkeepers: Asmir Begović, Jasmin Fejzić, Asmir Avdukićdefense: Emir Spahić, Toni Šunjić, Sead Kolašinac, Ognjen Vranješ, Ervin Zukanović, Ermin Bičakčić, Muhamed Bešić, Mensur Mujdžamidfielders: Miralem Pjanić, Izet Hajrović, Haris Medunjanin, Senad Lulić, Anel Hadžić, Tino Sušić, Sejad Salihović, Zvjezdan Misimović, Senijad Ibričić, Avdija Vršajevićattack: Edin Džeko, Vedad Ibišević, Edin Višća.Preparations will start on 15 May by gathering at the hotel “Herzegovina” in Ilidža. Sušić expects all the players but the problem could be with the players who perform for Italy because the championship finishes on 18 May.(Source: Fena)