‘Big Pile’ Of Live Eels Dumped In Lake In NYC Park; Impact Not Yet Known

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes.

“And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park.

They turned out to be eels that had escaped from one of two large plastic bags that split open as a man dragged them to the shoreline. After dumping the eels in the lake, the man walked away, explaining to bystanders that “I just want to save lives.”

The illegal release late last month became a curiosity on social media, but the dumping of exotic animals in urban parks isn’t new. In cities across the country, nonnative birds, turtles, fish and lizards have settled into, and often disturbed, local ecosystems.

New Yorkers free thousands of non-native animals

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Denver’s Buntport Theater to bring drive-in, live theater show to Colorado Springs | Arts & Entertainment

Buntport Theater will put a live theater twist on the drive-in movie schtick.

In the popular Denver company’s new show, “The Grasshoppers,” attendees will sit in their cars at Legacy Loop, 1800 Recreation Way, and watch four human-sized green grasshoppers interact in a nature documentary spoof.

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As with all theater companies, the pandemic shut Buntport’s doors and forced them to get creative about continuing to make art. Company member Erin Rollman hit on the idea of grasshoppers when she knew they’d have to do something outside. And the little green bugs have six feet, which fell right in line with 6 feet of distancing. 

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“Grasshoppers are considered solitary insects,” says Rollman, who went on to create the 36-minute

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LIVE NOW: President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) President Donald Trump will hold its campaign rally Thursday at Pitt-Greenville Airport.

The rally is scheduled to start at 1 p.m, and doors will open at 10 a.m.

Currently, President Trump supporters are on line outside of PGV:

Employees at Pitt-Greenville Airport have been busy preparing for President Trump’s rally at the airport. 

Airport executive director, Bill Hopper, said it’s all hands on-deck leading up to the visit. 

He said their number one priority is keeping visitors and employees safe and they will be taking all necessary COVID-19 precautions. 

He stated, “We’ll make sure that we do the preventative measures that we can just to make sure. And that’s with everybody you know you’ve got to assume that anybody that you come into contact with could have been exposed.”

Hopper said the exact details for Thursday’s rally are still in the works, but he expects the rally

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Boulder and Denver Best Places to Live Says U.S. News

‘Tis the season for publications and websites to let us know whether we should feel good about where we live. And U.S. News & World Report‘s just-released roster should give those who reside in Boulder and Denver, as well as Coloradans in general, a warm glow.

The outlet’s “150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2020-21” ranks Boulder first and Denver second — and as a bonus, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins finish in fourth and fifth place, respectively. The only other city to squeeze into the top five is Austin, Texas, with the six-through-ten slots occupied by Charlotte, North Carolina; Des Moines, Iowa; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, California.

The many lists of this sort seldom agree with each other. For example, Money magazine recently dubbed Parker the second-best place to live in the country and ranked Broomfield eighteenth — yet neither of these

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Watch Tonight’s Presidential Debate Live Stream Online


Joe Biden and Donald Trump will face off for a presidential debate.

Tonight’s presidential debate for the 2020 election starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time. There are many ways to watch the debate tonight live online, even if you don’t have cable, including multiple embedded videos in this story below. Read on to see all the many options that are available to you today.

Stream the Debate Tonight Right Here

Tonight’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time and is expected to last for 90 minutes until 10:30 p.m. Eastern time. The debate is co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. It’s being held at the Health Education Campus at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace is moderating tonight’s debate. According to The Commission on Presidential Debates, the topics for tonight’s

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Live event workers call for federal relief

America’s live event and entertainment businesses came to a screeching halt this year when most states imposed restrictions on large gatherings because of COVID-19. Now, many say their industry feels forgotten, and they need financial relief to survive.

Brad Dunnum has owned ARIA Show Technology in western Michigan since 1999, employing 10 people who provide sound, lighting, video and other services for live events. But the pandemic forced Dunnum to lay all of them off in June.

“We’re not seen or heard a lot because we’re behind the scenes,” Dunnum said. “When nobody notices us that means we’ve done a good job … and because of that, a lot of folks have forgotten about us.”

Nearly 17 million people were employed in the leisure and hospitality industry, which includes the live events industry, at the beginning of 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number dropped sharply to

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How the Americana Association Decided Show Must Go On With Live Awards, Virtual Music Conference

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The storm may have been too strong for most music-biz awards events or conferences to go on in anything resembling their traditional form this year, but the Americana Music Association likes to think of itself as, well, more rooted than that. The org that celebrates the rootsier forms of contemporary music has had a slew of more uplifting announcements in recent weeks, since announcing that the annual AmericanaFest gathering in Nashville was, like nearly all other live events, toast.

The Americana Honors & Awards will take place at the Ryman Auditorium Sept, 16, as planned — with or without a TBD live audience — with a slate of nominees that includes Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tanya Tucker, Yola, Drive-By Truckers and the late John Prine. Moreover, the sorts of panels, conversations and live showcases that would have taken place in hotels

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