Manhattan’s City Winery, a proper NYC winery that also operates as a private event space, restaurant, and music venue, is expanding with the opening of The Loft at City Winery. Located one flight up from the main 300-seat venue, The Loft accommodates 150 people seated, or 250 standing, and has an all-ages policy.According to a press release, The Loft “promises an even more intimate setting to host showcases, record release parties, underplays, and developing acts in all genres, from rock to indie, blues to comedy, Americana and more.” They also suggest plans to expand into new markets in 2019.In addition to the music, The Loft will offer a new dining menu with concert-friendly plates and a full drink menu with plenty of wine made in-house. Len Chenfeld has come on board as the talent buyer for The Loft, in addition to newly-added John O’Neill in D.C and Michael Bishop in Boston City Winery.“On the programming front, we now have a lot more flexibility when it comes to continuing to diversify our booking, whether its booking younger, developing acts and other shows that might be outside our perceived wheelhouse,” says Shlomo Lipetz, VP of Programming. “Having the additional rooms also opens up more intriguing opportunities for multi-city tours and residencies across all City Winery locations.”So far, The Loft At City Winery has events scheduled from June 3 through July 25, including a Q&A with Dave Lory about Jeff Buckley, “From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye”, a tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Michael Dutra, young bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings, and more.For the full lineup, menu, and drinks list, head here.
BEIJING (AP) — China recorded more than 2,000 new domestic cases of COVID-19 in January, the highest monthly total since the tail end of the initial outbreak in Wuhan in March of last year. The National Health Commission said Sunday that 2,016 cases were reported from Jan. 1-30. That does not include another 435 infected people who arrived from abroad. The tally for Jan. 31 is due to be released Monday. Two people have died in January, the first reported coronavirus deaths in China in several months. The numbers, while low compared to many other countries, have prompted officials to tighten restrictions and strongly discourage people from traveling during the upcoming Lunar New Year.
FC Barcelona has some of the more model sports cities and modern on the planet but is not raised in no case to carry out concentrations over a period of time. At least, no concentrations like raise the protocol of LaLiga to return to the activity where he recommends, in the third phase of re-adaptation to competition, the staff concentration for at least one week while they are already training in groups of eight players. This concentration can be carried out inside the sports facilities or in a hotel, but under the priority of “high security”, that is, having totally disinfected the premises.Given the exceptional circumstances of this situation, the Barcelona is starting to study possible alternatives. And the most viable would be to resort to La Masia facilities -currently empty- to carry out the workforce concentration. La Masia, which is within the Ciutat Esportiva, has a total of 78 rooms: 39 singles, 36 doubles and three triples. Both the players – a total of 19 from the first team plus Ansu Fati- and the members of the staff technician would use the double rooms but of individually, while the rest of the changing room employees could be installed in the individual rooms. Is about austere rooms, just over twenty square meters, with a wardrobe, a television and a table. Obviously, if the first equipment were finally installed, a series of temporary reforms in the occupied rooms, in order to better adapt to the needs of soccer players.Within The farmhouse, which has some 6,000 square meters spread over five floors, there are dining rooms, gyms, changing rooms, water area, kitchen, massage room, large classroom, offices for management and even a game room with pool table and foosball tables, which would allow the team to maintain a minimum of security guarantees during the concentration phase. Obviously, it would be an extreme resource and force majeure, since more than one heavyweight from the first team, such as the captain Sergio Busquets, has already shown publicly your absolute disagreement to concentrate in the Ciutat Esportiva or in a hotel as a preventive measure.We will have to see if finally LaLiga may require clubs to stick to your protocol or a series of nuances about the initial protocol, but in any case it seems very complicated that the footballers agree to stick to it a series of indications that make the practice of football as we understand it very difficult, such as: solo training in the Ciutat Esportiva, not changing in the dressing rooms or seeing teammates or train with masks and gloves.