Las Vegas, get ready for a crazy Halloween. On the heels of Phish’s fall tour announcement–which includes a four-night Halloween run at the MGM Grand Garden Arena—Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has announced a series of awesome shows to go along with the run.First up, The Disco Biscuits will be joining in on the fun for a three-night run from October 27th-29th. The shows on the 28th and 29th overlap with Phish’s MGM Grand shows, and those have showtimes listed at 11:59 PM. Unlike the 10/28 and 10/29 shows, the 10/27 is listed for a more-traditional 8:30 PM show time.Next up, Twiddle has announced that they will be playing at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on October 31st, which should make for a an excellent Halloween after party! Curiously, the band posted the announcement on their Facebook page, and they tagged Greensky Bluegrass in the post. There have been rumors that Greensky will be in Vegas surrounding the Phish shows, and the 10/30 date is open. We’ll keep you updated with any new information.We’ll provide you with more information as it is released, but, for the meantime, get pumped for an insane weekend in Las Vegas! Ticket information for these newly announced shows can be found on the Brooklyn Bowl Vegas website.
Greece-based containership owner Costamare has entered into a loan agreement to finance the acquisition of 7,471 TEU containership, Maersk Kowloon.The 2005-built vessel was acquired in the previous quarter and commenced its 5-year charter to Maersk Line.The loan facility, agreed in August 2017 with an undisclosed European financial institution, will be repayable over 5 years, Costamare said.The company unveiled the financing deal as part of its financial report for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017.Although its net income decreased for the nine-month period to USD 70.2 million from USD 92.7 million seen in the first three quarters of 2016, Costamare’s net income for the third quarter rose.The company ended the quarter with a net income of USD 24.1 million, compared to a net income of USD 20.6 million reported in the third quarter of 2016.In August and September 2017 the company sold the 1988-built container vessels Mandraki and Mykonos for demolition and recorded an accounting gain of USD 1.5 million.
The Gibson Theatre in Batesville is getting assistance from the City of Batesville. Council members unanimously approved a grant last night that gives the cinema additional funding in order to purchase a digital projector.The historic downtown theater raised nearly $33,000 through an online donation page, fundraising events and contributions from local residents and organizations.With a used digital projector costing upward of $45,000, owner Kim Powell and theater supporter Dave Johnston were in front of city council Monday night. The Gibson has recently become a non-profit organization and legalities surrounding the process came into question by council prior to the grant being awarded.Pending approval from City attorney Lynn Fledderman, the theater will receive $12,500 through the Belterra riverboat revenue-sharing fund.City Council President Gene Lambert remarked, “The Gibson Theatre is a landmark, similar to the Sherman House. When we talk about small communities, it is an asset that we have and an upgrade that we need.”