Jack White Performs A Prairie Home Companion Acoustic Set With Chris Thile [Video]

first_imgJack White has been on a bit of a sabbatical from performing live over the last year. However, White decided to take to the stage last night at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, for a special acoustic set at the opening night of A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile‘s tour. The Punch Brothers‘ mandolinist has recently taken over host duties from originator Garrison Keillor for the ‘Companion’ traveling show.With the First-Call Radio Players backing him, Thile performed a set of unabashed Americana music, including a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Thile invited White out for a four-song set, which saw the guitarist perform alongside Thile, with a backing band made up of Lillie Mae Rische (fiddle), Fats Kaplin (pedal steel guitar), and Dominic Davis (bass).White performed The Raconteurs‘ “Carolina Drama,” The White Stripes‘ “City Lights” and “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” with fellow Third Man Records artist Margo Price, and the 1969 Bobby Bare hit “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn.”Check out some video from the performance below. A full stream of the show can also be viewed at www.prairiehome.org. Thile will be hosting and traveling with the A Prairie Home Companion show through early 2017 with a variety of special guests including Esperanza Spalding, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jason Isbell, and more. For upcoming dates, check out the website here.Jack White w/ Margo Price “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)”:Chris Thile “Get It Out On The Radio”:“City Lights”:last_img read more

Trading halted for first time since 2008 over pandemic

first_imgThe Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) suspended equity trading 30 minutes before Thursday’s session ended as the main gauge dropped deeper than the bourse’s new auto rejection level to a figure unseen in almost four years.The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) crashed more than 5 percent to 4,895.75 amid a global market rout following the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic.“Stock trading was halted for 30 minutes, but because this occurred 30 minutes before the close of trading, trading is technically closed now,” said Fakhri Hilmi, deputy commissioner for capital market supervision at the Financial Services Authority (OJK). “Today has closed; it’s all done.” The pneumonia-like illness has spread to hundreds of countries around the world, disrupting business activity in economic giants, such as China, the United States, Japan and South Korea.Tokyo dropped 4.4 percent on Thursday, while Hong Kong fell 3.7 percent, Singapore plunged 3.8 percent. London fell deep in the red at 7.7 percent on early trading while S&P 500 futures on Wall Street indicated a 7-percent fall at the opening.“[Market players] are concerned that the pandemic will disrupt the global supply chain and eventually slow global GDP [gross domestic product],” said Indonesia Equity Analyst Association (AAEI) chairman Edwin Sebayang on Thursday.The IDX has been rolling out policies to anchor the index, which has been volatile in the past weeks.On Monday, the IDX issued a new auto-rejection regulation that capped stock prices falling to a maximum of 10 percent for stocks at all price ranges from a variation of 20 percent to 35 percent depending on the price range. It also decided to temporarily halt short selling on Monday until further notice to help anchor the index.On Tuesday evening, the bourse issued a new trading suspension regulation. It stipulates that the IDX will halt stock trading for 30 minutes if the main gauge falls by more than 5 percent.If the index keeps falling to more than 10 percent after the first suspension is lifted, the bourse will halt trading for another 30 minutes. Trading will halt for the whole session if the JCI continues to plunge deeper than 15 percent.Previously, the bourse only suspended trading when the index fell by 10 percent.Analysts, however, said the new auto rejection policy did little to prevent the index from falling far deeper.“It’s not effective. It instead adds panic to market players who probably think that tomorrow [Friday] the index will drop deeper so they conduct selling sprees,” said Panin Sekuritas equity analyst William Hartanto. He expected the JCI to move between 4,600 and 5,000 this month.“It’s hard to predict where the bottom is,” said Trimegah Securities head of research and foreign institutional equity Sebastian Tobing. “Cash is king for now.”Topics : This is the first time the IDX suspended stock trading since the 2008 financial crisis. On Oct. 8, 2008, the JCI free fell 10.38 percent to 1,451.67, prompting the bourse to halt trading for two days before resuming activity on Oct. 13.On Thursday, foreign investors dumped Rp 256.6 billion (US$17.5 million) worth of stocks more than they bought, resulting in Rp 7.2 trillion of net sells so far this year. The index itself lost 22.28 percent of its value as of Thursday, the third-worst among its Southeast Asian peers after Thailand and the Philippines.Circuit breakers were also triggered in Thailand and the Philippines after each of their benchmark gauges slumped 10 percent, the most in Asia, Bloomberg reported.The rupiah exchange rate against the greenback depreciated by more than 1 percent to 14,552 on Thursday. Bank Indonesia recorded foreign outflows of Rp 31.76 trillion worth of government bonds and Rp 4.87 trillion worth of stocks so far this year as foreign investors flock to safe-haven assets.last_img read more

Celtics top Bucks in 7 to reach Eastern Conference semis

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second year in a row Saturday with a 112-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.Boston’s Al Horford and Terry Rozier tied for a team-high 26 points apiece in the Game 7 win, and rookie Jayson Tatum added 20. Khris Middleton provided 32 points for Milwaukee. The home team won every game in the series.Boston’s second-round opponent will be the Philadelphia 76ers, who beat the Miami Heat in five games in the first round after winning 16 straight to end the regular season. The Celtics will have home-court advantage throughout the series.Below are dates, locations and TV listings for the remaining games in the series. All times are Eastern.Game 1: 8 p.m. tomorrow, April 29, TNT (Boston)Game 2: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, TNT (Boston)Game 3: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, ESPN (Philadelphia)Game 4: 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, TNT (Philadelphia)Game 5 (IF NECESSARY): Wednesday, May 9, TBD, TNT (Boston)Game 6 (IF NECESSARY): May 11, TBD, ESPN (Philadelphia)Game 7 (IF NECESSARY): May 13, TBD (Boston)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more