first_imgOn May 11th, Round Records will release a brand-new Jerry Garcia box set titled Jerry Garcia Before The Dead. As its name suggests, the new box set compiles rare—including a number of unreleased—recordings of Garcia performing live before the 1965 inception of the Grateful Dead.Round Records has already given us a taste of four tracks from the forthcoming release, and now they’ve given us two more. The latest treats come via Garden & Gun, which premiered the tracks earlier today. One is a 1962 rendition of Irish ballad “Legend of the Johnson Boys” by the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers, a group hat featured Garcia, Dick Arnold, and Marshall Leicester. The other is a 1963 take on “Salt Creek”—a traditional that was popularized by Bill Monroe—from the Black Mountain Boys, which also Garcia’s longtime friend and writing partner, Robert Hunter.You can give both of these rare tracks a listen below, and Jerry Garcia Before The Dead can be preordered here. The compilation will be released as a four-CD set and as a five-LP vinyl set.Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers – “Legend of the Johnson Boys”The Black Mountain Boys – “Salt Creek”last_img read more


first_imgPhoto: HTZ The city of Zagreb is presented as a citybreak destination “I must admit that the interest in Croatia and the Croatian tourist offer in Australia exceeded all our expectations. We held a presentation before the leading Australian tour operators who already offer Croatia in their programs, but what we are especially pleased about before numerous travel agents who, due to the great interest of Australians in traveling to our country, want to cooperate with Croatian tourism entities.”, Commented the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that this year the focus of the Croatian Tourist Board is the enhanced promotion of Croatia in distant markets such as China, USA, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and especially Australia.  Luka Olivari, a representative of Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020, pointed out that Rijeka was well received by Australian travel agents. “Australian tourism professionals are particularly interested in art, education and pop culture, in which Rijeka has been at the forefront for years. Rijeka has so far been a lesser-known destination for travelers from Australia and these workshops have contributed to increasing the tourist attractiveness of the entire region and strengthening the identity of the flowing city.” Olivari concluded. “The Australian market is extremely important for our city because Australian guests stay longer in the destination, and for them Zagreb has an excellent offer for money and is the starting or ending point of a longer trip to Croatia and neighboring countries. Zagreb presented itself as a year-round destination with numerous events throughout the year, and this is important because we are recognized in Australia as a citybreak destination. Also, a special focus is on health tourism, which is of particular interest to tourists from Australia, as well as a rich cultural offer. the city of Zagreb is one of the most important cultural and tourist destinations ” said the director of the Zagreb Tourist Board Martina Bienenfeld. In order to complete the promotion of the Croatian tourist offer in Australia, the Croatian tourist delegation will hold a presentation on Friday, July 5 in Sydney in front of twenty leading Australian tourist and lifestyle media such as Travmedia, Get lost magazine, Marie Claire, Gourmet Traveler, Travel Weekly Australia, SBS, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel Tolk, KarryOn, Escape, Luxury Travel Magazine, MiNDFOOD, The Australian Women’s Weekly, etc. “The interest of Australians in traveling to Croatia is growing from year to year, they are travelers who do not rest, love adrenaline, sports, good fun and great food, and your country abounds in it. Australians want to see and explore Croatia “, said Paul Polyviou, CEO of Sun Island Tours, boasting that this year they have issued a special brochure dedicated exclusively to cruises along the Croatian coast. Photo: HTZ Since 2015, the City of Zagreb has been recording a constant increase in guests from Australia. In 2018, 30.636 arrivals and 64.288 overnight stays were recorded, which is an increase of as much as 81 percent in arrivals and 91 percent in overnight stays, compared to the year before. After this week’s successful presentation in Melbourne, even greater interest in Croatia was in Sydney, according to the CNTB, where the Croatian tourist offer was presented to leading Australian tour operators and 82 Australian travel agents. This workshop was also organized in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board under the slogan “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia”.   For the first time in history, the Croatian National Tourist Board organized a presentation of the Croatian tourist offer in Australia.  According to the CNTB, the presentation in Sydney was attended, among others, by tour operators Experience Croatia & More, a company with more than 40 years of experience in the tourism industry that was the first to introduce the sale of Croatia as a tourist destination in the Australian market; Greece and Mediterranean Travel Center, an Australian agency specializing in the sale of Greece, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Malta and Croatia; Excite Holidays, a leading Australian and global online travel platform that provides travel, accommodation, transportation and Sun Island Tours tour operator specializing in the sale of Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.  The presentation and workshops were attended by 11 Croatian tourism entities Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board, Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020, Croatia Airlines, Zagreb Tourist Board, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Katarina Line Cruises & Tours, Atlas Plus, Navigare Yachting, Bagatin Clinic, Aronda Adriana Travel and Olivari while the Slovenian tourist offer was represented by four Slovenian partners, namely KNM Travel, Ljubljana tourism & Ljubljana Castle, Palma travel DMC and Happy tours.last_img read more


first_imgTwo Broward County poll workers, including one who checked and handled voters’ driver licenses on primary day, have tested positive for coronavirus, according to health officials.The poll workers were on duty for all nine days of early voting at a site in Weston, as well as at two precincts in Hollywood on primary day, which was on March 17.One of them was a poll worker at the David Park Community Center in Hollywood. As one of the eight workers at that location, he handled peoples’ driver licenses and scanned them as part of the voter check in and identification process.A total of 61 people voted at that location.The same worker was a poll deputy at the early voting site at the Weston Branch library, where people voted from March 7-15. His job there was to direct voters outside the polling place.Another individual was on duty at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Hollywood. That person served as the precinct clerk, a position which typically does not involve contact with voters.Peter Antonacci, the county’s Supervisor of Elections, says the early voting site and the two neighborhood voting locations had hand sanitizer available, with signs encouraging people to use it.last_img read more