Chicago’s Taste of Randolph Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

first_imgThe 21st Annual Taste of Randolph Festival, taking place Friday June 16th through Sunday June 18th 2017, will return to Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood. Artists will perform on two stages and a DJ stage to entertain guests while they peruse the block with the biggest and brightest names in Chicago dining, featuring over 18 restaurants exemplary for delectable menus and irresistibly unique flavors.The lineup includes headlining slots from Dawes, Eden, Emancipator Ensemble, Here Come The Mummies, Moon Taxi, and Denver’s own Robert Delong – who will all rock and roll on the Denver Live on the Rocks Stage, returning for its second year. The two wings of a jaw-dropping replica of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver’s world-famous outdoor venue, stands 76 feet long and up to 30 feet tall, and is hand-carved and hand-painted to resemble Red Rocks’ sandstone – making for an exciting experience similar to one of America’s best venues.There will also be performances from Slow Magic, !!! (Chk Chk Chk),  Son Little, Jerry Folk, ProbCause, Michl,  Too Many Zooz,  Head For The Hills, Soule Monde, The Blue Stones, Brayton Bowman, Organ Freeman, Satsang, Naughty Professor, Bassel & The Supernaturals, Donnie Biggins, Carlile, JJ & Dre, Nasty Snacks, and Growler. Check out the poster below:last_img read more

Kida, Ahmedu Appointed into FIBA Commissions

first_img“I wish to thank all my board members for their support since we assumed office in 2017. Without their support, all the successes achieved would not have been possible. The latest appointment is a recognition of what we have achieved as a board.“FIBA has continued to evolve and introduce more international competitions which means more money will be needed. I hope I can use my contacts to financially help FIBA which will directly and indirectly benefit Nigeria as one of the affiliated National Federations.”Ahmedu, a retired army colonel now a legal practitioner stated that being in the Legal Commission would afford him the opportunity to contribute to the legal aspect of the game in an era where there is conflict between FIBA laws and that of the national federations.“Apart from conflict resolutions, the issue of eligibility of players would be one of his focal points to enable African teams to secure the services of their players born outside the continent,” remarked Ahmedu in his reaction to the appointment.Ahmedu who is a Central Board member of FIBA Africa is also the President of FIBA Africa Zone 3 comprising Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Niger Republic.Echoing the same sentiment, NBBF Vice President, Babs Ogunade said the appointments are a validation of the good works being put into basketball development in Nigeria and the continued rise of Nigerian basketball on the global stage.“We are really excited about these appointments. For FIBA to have deemed Kida and Col. Ahmedu worthy of their membership of these important commissions, I think it’s a welcome development which must be celebrated by all Nigerians.”Ogunade enjoined all basketball stakeholders in Nigeria to come on board the moving train being piloted by Kida to accelerate the development of the game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The duo of Amadu Musa Kida and Sam Ahmedu have bagged FIBA appointments after being appointed into the Finance and Legal Commission respectively.The NBBF President Kida and Ahmedu (NBBF board member) who have continued to steer the affairs of basketball in Nigeria since 2017 will serve on the commission for a period of four years.While breaking the news to the board, Kida said the latest appointment is a call to service towards development of basketball on the global stage. Amadu Musa Kida last_img read more