Arson attempt caught on video at Muslim community center

first_imgAustin Fire Department(AUSTIN, Texas) — Investigators in Austin, Texas, are still searching for the man who was caught on camera attempting to set a Muslim community center on fire. The suspect was captured on security video at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday going through a fence, “pouring what appears to be gasoline on the side of the building and then attempting to light the pieces of paper on fire,” Austin Fire Capt. Andy Reardon said at a news conference Wednesday. The suspect then tried to throw the paper on the North Austin Muslim Community Center, he said.It appears he was at the center for about 20 or 30 minutes, Reardon said.At about 6:30 a.m., fire crews were called due to an odor of gasoline and investigators then found crumpled up, burned pieces of paper in a field near the building, Reardon said. “We are working vigilantly with law enforcement to apprehend the perpetrator,” the community center said in a Facebook post Wednesday. “As a Muslim community, we stand against all acts of violence against sanctified places of worship: whether it be against a church, a mosque, a synagogue, or a temple.” “We will continue to be vigilant as a community to keep the Masjid and its congregants safe,” the center continued. “We are undeterred and will continue to worship and serve. ” Austin police have stepped up patrols in the area, Reardon said.Authorities are looking to pursue a minimum charge of attempted arson, a second-degree felony, he said. The suspect tried to disguise his face as he reached the cameras, Reardon said. “We’re hoping somebody in the public can recognize him and come forward,” he said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS).Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 2016 Summer Concert Lineup

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Embed from Getty Images By Kate NalepinskiThe Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 2016 summer concert series has a strong, diverse lineup this season that features big name pop stars to classic rockers and alternatives in between. As of early June, tickets are still available for every show, with one exception. Janet Jackson had announced on Sept. 10, 2015 her plans to play Jones Beach on June 25—the first artist to publicly commit to a 2016 concert at the venue—but she’s postponed her tour after getting pregnant. Here’s a preview of this summer’s shows at the Jones Beach amphitheater:KTUphoriaThe Jones Beach summer season kicks off with media frontrunner KTU’s lineup of pop and alternative artists, including Pitbull, Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Mike Posner, The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha. You can’t say this group has a common genre but there’s certainly something for everyone. Whether alternative listeners are interested in DJ duo The Chainsmokers, best known for their 2014 hit single “selfie,” or sultry, Spanish-hit lovers are waiting to hear Enrique Iglesias, all will be pleased by the artistic mix. All ticket-holders are invited to the Pregame, an official pre-party celebration before the concert. $25-$199. 7 p.m. June 4.Lynyrd Skynyrd / Peter FramptonLynyrd Skynyrd’s newest studio album release, Last Of A Dyin’ Breed, set the band on the road for yet another national tour with what is sure to be a breathtaking live performance on Long Island. Don’t worry, they’ll play their greatest hits, including “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” This summer Peter Frampton, famous for his hugely selling double-live album of 1976, and his chops as a rock-n-roll hero from Humble Pie, joins Lynyrd Skynyrd on the bill. $20-$125. 7 p.m. June 5.Peter Frampton (Facebook)BLI Summer JamA flawless array of hipster hits and radio jams joins forces for the BLI Summer Jam. Featuring artists such as Meghan Trainor (“Dear Future Husband”), Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”), Fifth Harmony (“Work From Home”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away”) and Troye Sivan (“Wild”), this concert is something that shouldn’t be missed. Also performing will be Shaggy, The Chainsmokers, Rachel Platten, DAYA, Hailee Steinfeld and Melanie Martinez. The variety is simply irresistible because all the tunes are breezy and fun, just right for a great afternoon by the beach. $10.61-$175. 3 p.m. June 11.Joe Walsh / Bad CompanyThis will be “one hell of a night!” Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh is a great guitarist and unique vocalist known for his sizzling work with the James Gang and The Eagles, as well many solo recordings with Paul McCartney, the Foo Fighters and others. Formed in 1973, classic rock group Bad Company, famous for Grammy-nominated tunes “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star,” rocks on stage this summer with Walsh. $20-$169. 7 p.m. June 14.Jason Aldean / Thomas Rhett / A Thousand Horses / We Were HereThis year’s ACM “Entertainer of the Year,” Jason Aldean, will serenade Jones Beach with songs off his newest album, “Old Boots, New Dirt”, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart. Thomas Rhett, who has previously toured with Lady Antebellum and Florida Georgia Line (a band that will play later in the season at the theater), takes the stage with “A Thousand Horses,” the low-country, powerful rock band that originated in Nashville. Opening the show will be We Were Here. $40.25-$65.50. 7:30 p.m. June 17.Taking Back Sunday at Tower Theater on April 13, 2014 (Photo by Alexandra Healey)Taste of ChaosKings of punk and emo, Dashboard Confessional and Long Island’s own Taking Back Sunday, headline the “Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos” tour this summer. Dashboard Confessional’s lead singer, Chris Carrabba, is credited with writing famous 2000’s songs such as, “Vindicated,” “Hands Down,” and “Screaming Infidelities.” Taking Back Sunday, who released their most recent album in March of 2014, is credited as the quintessential emo band from the US. Pop-punk bands Saosin, The Early November, and Motion City Soundtrack also join in the fun. $26-$75. 5:30 p.m. June 18.Dave Matthews BandIn celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Dave Matthews Band returns to Long Island to perform for their legions of fans here. The acoustic rock superstars have sold over 30 million records and consistently tour around the world. They are known for featuring jazzy improvisational reworkings of their songs, so every show sounds unique. $75-$85. 8 p.m. June 21.More outdoor fun, LI: Here’s all the outdoor movies playing on the Island this summercenter_img Sting / Peter GabrielEnglish new wave rock royalty Sting and Peter Gabriel are taking their Rock Paper Scissors tour to the beach. Sting, the former frontman of The Police, and Gabriel, who led Genesis, both went solo years ago, but they still play the ’80s hits that rocketed their previous bands to stardom. Peter Gabriel’s lyrical melodies and Sting’s trademark high-pitched raspy voice will be on display. Imagine: two Englishmen on Long Island! $45-$250. 8 p.m. June 24. StingJourneySan Francisco-based Journey, one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time and possibly one of the greatest rock bands in history, is touring with fellow Californians, The Doobie Brothers, winners of four Grammy awards. Also performing will be Brit rocker Dave Mason, a key figure in the band Traffic. $39.50-$155. 7 p.m. June 27.Weezer / Panic! At The Disco / Andrew McMahon in the WildernessTouring to promote their self-titled 10th studio album that dropped in March, Weezer, which popped on the scene in ’94 with “The Sweater Song” and methodically churned out myriad hits since, will celebrate their awesomeness with Panic! At The Disco. Panic! is a well-known alternative band. With the recent release of the single, “Death of a Bachelor” (about lead singer Brandon Urie’s new marriage), and their new album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, this dynamic duo is sure to please. $25-$75. 7:30 p.m. June 30.Slipknot / Marilyn Manson / Of Mice & MenSlipknot, recognizable as the mask-wearing kings of nu-metal, are touring to promote their new album, .5: The Grey Chapter. They’ll be performing with Marilyn Manson, the self-described “Dark Prince,” “Vampire of Hollywood Hills,” and “The Pale Emperor,” who had so much fun scaring your parents last year that he’s back for more fright nights. Opening the show will be Of Mice & Men, a metal screamo band from Orange County, Calif., that’s rapidly growing in popularity after their 2010 release of Second & Sebring. $30-$70. 6:30 p.m. July 6.Marilyn MansonVans Warped TourThe nation’s longest running annual music festival returns with its traveling freak show of pop-punk artists. This year, the lineup consists of a good mix of punk, metal and rap artists, including: New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Good Charlotte, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive, Pepper, Sum41 and Yellowcard, just to name a few of the about four-dozen bands scheduled to perform on multiple stages. $44. 11 a.m. July 9.Sublime With RomeEric Wilson, the original bassist for Sublime, collaborates with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez to perform the band’s ska hits—”What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Doin’ Time,” to name a few—in place of the late lead singer, Bradley Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose 20 years ago last month at age 28. Like-minded reggae rock bands Tribal Seeds, Dirty Heads and Bleeker Ridge open the show. Chill out for the day and listen to your favorite ska hits. $29.50-$79.50. 6:30 p.m. July 10.Def Leppard / REO  Speed Wagon / TeslaRejuvenate your love for ‘80s new-wave English rock. After the popular release of their newest self-titled album, Def Leppard is kicking off their national tour with REO Speed Wagon, the hard-rock heroes who gained commercial success in the ’60s, and Tesla, whose “Love Song” isn’t easy to forget. And why would you want to? This is sure to make an incredible show. $25-$150. 7 p.m. July 11.BARCELONA, SPAIN – JUNE 24: Joe Elliott of Def Leppard performs on stage at Poble Espanyol on June 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns via Getty Images)YanniYiannis Chryssomallis, also known as Yanni, is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist and music producer, whose 18th contemporary album, Sensuous Chill, reached audiences around the globe when it was released last January. Yanni mixes electronic synthesizers with live, symphony orchestras. He is known as a global artist for his employment of musicians from many countries and styles. He has said many times that universal spirituality inspires his music. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience. $45-$139.50. 8 p.m. July 13.Florida Georgia Line / Cole Swindell / The Cadillac Three & Kane BrownThe brothers who make up Florida Georgia Line, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, will perform their tasteful hit single, “Cruise,” which sold 10 million copies, making FGL the first-ever country band to receive RIAA’s Diamond certification. Supporting acts include Cole Swindell, who has written singles for country boys such as Scott McCreery and Luke Bryan, in addition to releasing two albums, joins FGL this summer. Kane Brown, who joins The Cadillac Three on this tour, is an up-and-coming country star, whose first EP was only released a year ago. $32-$76.75. 7 p.m. July 17.Gwen Stefani & EveThere’s “No Doubt” Gwen Stefani will put on an incredible performance with Eve, despite enduring the emotional aftermath of her recent divorce that got so much attention in the tabloids. In her “This is What the Truth Feels Like” tour, Stefani plays new and old hits, so anticipate hearing, “Make Me Like You,” as well as “The Sweet Escape.” Rapper and hip-hop artist, Eve, who hails from Philly, opens the show. Want to see what the platinum superstar songstress looks like on stage? Then here’s your chance. And, by the way, Eve just might steal the show herself–or maybe these two ladies make an amazing duo! $29.95-$179. 7 p.m. July 21.Gwen StefaniJosh Groban and Sarah McLachlanAside from his first four solo albums going multi-platinum, Josh Groban was recently Grammy-nominated for his 2016 album, Stages. Brunette-beauty Sarah McLachlan joins Groban on their “Stages Shine On” tour, where she’s sure to please with her emotional artistic ballads and her high-vocal range. $32.50-$170. 7:30 p.m. July 22.Laid Back FestivalThe second year of this annual country outing features Gregg Allman, the former leader of Southern-rock stalwarts, the Allman Brothers. The other members at this year’s Laid Back Festival just so happen to be the Allman Brother’s group of close friends, including Jason Isbell, America, The Marshall Tucker Band and many more. If you’re into Gregg Allman’s past work, the last performer on this year’s lineup features Warren Haynes, The Allman Brother’s lead guitarist. $20-$125. 4 p.m. July 23.Darius RuckerAs the former leader of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker has found much success as a country singer. His first three solo albums, Learn To Live, Charleston, SC 1966 and True Believers, all topped the Billboard Country album charts before he dropped his latest, Southern Style, last year. Opening the show is the fun trio, Dan + Shay & Michael Ray, adding a country-blues touch to the “Good For a Good Time” tour. $32-$51.75. 7 p.m. July 24.LI’s own Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.Heart / Joan Jett and the Black Hearts / Cheap TrickThe combination of Heart, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts and Cheap Trick may be one of the strongest lineups to hit Jones Beach this year. It certainly hits Long Islanders where we live! Their “Roll Hall Three For All!” tour is sure to have old and new fans jamming out to everlasting hits such as “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock and Roll,” “I Want You To Want Me,” and “Barracuda.” A lineup like this is hard to miss. Jones Beach may produce its own tidal wave! $31-$175. 7 p.m. July 28.Disturbed / Breaking Benjamin / Alter Bridge / Saint AsoniaThe latest album from Disturbed, Immortalized, was an automatic fan-favorite, but the heavy-metal band has been wowing audiences with their raw voices and aggressive nature since ’94 when they were originally called “Brawl.” Breaking Benjamin co-headlines this tour, whose new record, “Dark Before Dawn,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 charts. Check them out with opening acts Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia. $29.95-$79.95. 6:30 p.m. July 30.Counting Crows / Rob ThomasIf you can sing every lyric to “Accidentally In Love,” or even if you just enjoy a talented classic rock band, don’t miss out on seeing Counting Crows and Rob Thomas perform live. Rob Thomas is not only famous for his prior role as the lead singer of Matchbox 20, but he also worked with Santana on one of the most recognizable rock songs to date, “Smooth.” $26-$80.50. 6:45 p.m. July 31.Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz & Co. will be rocking Jones Beach.Brad PaisleyPossibly one of the most recognizable modern country singers, Brad Paisley has sold more than 12 million albums, won three Grammy Awards, 14 CMA Awards and has become a registered member of the Grand Ole Opry. Paisley set a record back in ’09 for most consecutive singles reaching the top spot in his genre. If that doesn’t impress you, take a listen to his ’05 classic, “She’s Everything.” Warming up the crowd is Tyler Farr, an up-and-coming country singer, and Maddie And Tae, whose single, “Girl In A Country Song,” went platinum. $30.25-$90.25. 7:30 p.m. August 4.Snoop Dogg, Wiz KhalifaThe Snoop D-Oh-double-G, a.k.a. Snoop Lion, and the like-mindedly good time rapper Wiz Khalifa are taking “The High Road” tour, presented by none other than Mary Jane, for a day at the beach. Don’t be surprised to find a large cloud of smoke wafting over the venue for this one. It could get kind of hazy, even if the night starts out clear. Warming up the crowd will be Jhene Aiko, Kevin Gates, DJ Drama and Casey Veggies. $25.75-$150. 7 p.m. August 9.Goo Goo Dolls / Collective SoulThe Goo Goo Dolls, best known for the emotional ’98 hit song “Iris,” are touring to promote their 15th album, Boxes, released this year. Joining them on the road are fellow indie/alternative champions Collective Soul. Opening the show is Tribe Society, whose indie-rock fusion album was released in April, and So Alive in Boxes. $29.50-$159. 7 p.m. August 12.Blink-182Blink-182Pop-punk royalty Blink-182 joins fellow punk groups All Time Low and A Day To Remember for their “Bored to Death in California” tour. Blink releases their new album, California, on July 1, which features a variety of mature, yet angsty, tunes for head bopping. At the show, Blink is sure to play pop-punk hits, like “What’s My Age Again?” and “All The Small Things.” All Time Low, most notable for their songs, “Weightless” and “Remembering Sunday,” last year released Future Hearts, a relatively touchy-feely album containing all the punk they’re known for. $45-$99. 7 p.m August 13.Black SabbathSabbath’s tour is literally titled, “The Final Tour by the Greatest Metal Band of all time; Black Sabbath: The End.” Need we say more? The Godfathers of Metal–Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler–are performing on stage for the last time before calling it quits after almost 50 years of touring. 7:30 p.m. August 17.Billboard HOT 100 Music Festival [2 day]This year’s Billboard HOT 100 Music Festival features the songs you’ve been jamming out to on the radio, including Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” J. Cole.’s “Apparently,” Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals.” A lineup like this is simply so irresistible with their plethora of poppy hits. And you can’t name a better venue for catching these acts that have made the soundtrack for the summer of 2016. $99. August 20, 21.Jimmy BuffetJimmy Buffet & The Coral ReefersThe musician best known for his paradise-themed songs is a perfect performer for a summer concert at Jones Beach. Perhaps what’s more popular than seeing the godliness of Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefers themselves is the pre-show Parrothead tailgate, where Buffet fans unite and celebrate the season, which fans spend months preparing in advance. Grab your George Forman grill and listen to “Margaritaville” ASAP. $56-$156. 8 p.m. August 25.Prophets of RageA mashup of anti-establishment musicians, Prophets of Rage includes Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, who joined forces with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord. This anarchy-ridden lyric group is launching their “Make America Rage Again” tour on July 19 in Cleveland, Ohio – coincidentally the time and location of the Republican National Convention, so it’s a safe bet that Cleveland will rock. The tour concludes in San Diego, just weeks before Election Day. Rock out and #TakeThePowerBack. 7 p.m. August 28.Rascal Flatts & Kelsea BalleriniRemember bopping out in your car to Rascal Flatt’s ’06 hits, “Life Is A Highway” and “What Hurts The Most”? Relive that decade-old nostalgia with these sweet jams. Kelsea Ballerini, newfound nominee for CMT’s #SocialSuperstar award, rocks out as an opener. 7:30 p.m. September 1.ZZ Top & Gov’t MuleLast (but certainly not least), hirsute Texas boogie stars, ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule, close out the Jones Beach summer concert series in style. Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes is known as the longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers. The rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio from ZZ Top represent the epitome of classic, roots-rockin’ boogie and bottom-bustin’ blues: a perfect ending to a mind-blowing, wave-making season of fun in the sun and good times at night. $25-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. September 9.,Alure cube,Alure cubelast_img read more

Trayce Thompson leads Dodgers’ offensive explosion against Rays

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. >> Like Trayce Thompson’s deep fly ball in the second inning Tuesday, the Dodgers’ offense disappeared. Unlike Thompson’s drive, the offense re-appeared.Thompson’s two-run home run – the sixth in Tropicana Field history to land on the C-ring catwalk high above the field and not come down – was part of a career-high four-RBI game for him as the Dodgers broke from their offensive slump and beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 10-5, Tuesday night.“We really needed this night, I think, for their confidence,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Hitting is contagious. Hopefully it can carry over to tomorrow.”Coming off a homestand during which they hit .167 as a team and managed a total of 12 runs in seven games (just one victory), the Dodgers did indeed find the confines of the Rays’ indoor home liberating. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The 10-run breakout matched their scoring total for the previous six games. They scored as many runs in the fifth inning against the Rays as they had in their three-game series against the San Diego Padres last weekend (four). Only the Atlanta Braves have hit fewer home runs than the Dodgers who, nonetheless, hit three in Tuesday’s rout.“Last homestand probably wasn’t our greatest,” Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick understated. “But it does a team good when you go out and do something like we did tonight.”It certainly did Kendrick good. He drove in two runs with a double in the Dodgers’ four-run fifth inning. It was his first extra-base hit and first RBIs of the season (in his 59th at-bat). He added three more singles for his first multi-hit game of the season, giving his average a 54-point boost in one night (albeit only up to .197).“I’ve just been trying to do the same routine, the same thing I’ve always done in BP,” Kendrick said. “Sometimes you’re going to get hits, sometimes you aren’t. It just seems like the drought this time was a lot longer.”In.addition to his two-run home run, Thompson followed Kendrick’s two-run double with a two-run single in the fifth inning and continues to be a weapon Roberts likes to deploy against left-handed pitching. Thompson is 9 for 27 (.333) with both of his home runs and six of his nine RBI against lefties.center_img “That at-bat, staying inside the baseball, beating the shift, was huge for us,” Roberts said of the two-run single. “Every day he’s up here, he’s continuing to learn, get better, and obviously he looks the part. Just the way he works and goes about his business, you want to root for him.”Kendrick and Thompson weren’t alone in enjoying the breakout night.Adrian Gonzalez went hitless on the homestand but snapped an 0-for-21 slump with a single Tuesday. Joc Pederson, starting against a left-handed pitcher for the first time this season, hit a solo home run in his first at-bat against that left-hander, Matt Moore. And Yasiel Puig (mired in a 9-for-60 slide even with two hits Tuesday) threatened catwalk safety again with a three-run homer in the ninth inning.The return of the offense made for a winning return to Tampa Bay for Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir. But it was an uneven performance by the former Rays ace.Kazmir did pitch into the seventh inning for the first time this season and struck out a season-high nine. But he also gave up four runs on seven hits, including two home runs. One — to No. 9 hitter Curt Casali – allowed the Rays to briefly tie the game, 3-3, in the fourth inning. Kazmir has given up seven home runs in his 31-2/3 innings this season (tied for third in the National League).“I was hitting my spots for the most part,” Kazmir said. “Still, I’m hard on myself and feel like there’s a lot of improvement that I need to address. Too many pitches that ended up being right over the middle of the strike zone. A changeup I get a little lazy with ended up being a home run (by Steve Pearce in the fifth) and that’s something I’ve got to clean up.”last_img read more