Rebelution will be performing in Costa Rica for the first time ever with local reggae sensation Ojo de Buey at the first annual Reggae to the Rescue this summer. Sponsored by Arizona Iced Tea, the day-long event is going down July 16th, and will take place at Patrons Bar and Grill which is located in downtown Dominical near the shores of the Pacific, alongside some of the most consistent waves in Central America.The goal of this benefit concert is to use the positive vibes of reggae music to foster a community that will help raise funds for Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, a non-profit organization, so they can expand their facilities and hire much needed staff. 100% of the funds raised from the event will be donated!Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary first opened its doors to distressed animals in December 2014. They ascribe to the philosophy “Rescue Rehab and Release” and have re-introduced over 100 monkeys, toucans, sloths and other exotic animals back into nature. “Everyday we see more and more animals that have been injured or displaced. Our staff is working around the clock to care for and rehabilitate the animals that are brought to us. With over 100 animals currently at the sanctuary, and more coming everyday, it is our mission to provide care for every single animal that comes to us. We are continually expanding the facilities and growing our team to handle the demands, but we need your help in order to make our mission a reality,” explains Executive Director Tom Rademacher in a press release. More information about Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary can be found here.Check it out!Reggae to the Rescue will be in the middle of Rebelution’s “Falling Into Place” tour, which kicks off at historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on June 6th. The trek takes the band across the US for twenty-six dates, finally ending in Missoula, Montana on August 20th, before they head over to Costa Rica for what is sure to be one of their most special shows to date. Find out more on the band’s website.Hailing from San José, Costa Rica, Ojo de Buey has made their name in the scene by providing the earthiest of reggae vibes to Central America, also performing alongside some of the nation’s leading acts, like Rebelution and Dirty Dozen on the stages of North Coast Music Festival.Hosting Rebelution and Ojo de Buey for this benefit concert is only the beginning of Reggae to the Rescue’s efforts! Tickets are currently on sale for $25 USD here, with a limited number of VIP tickets available as well. Whether you’re already in Costa Rica, plan to visit there, or have always wanted to, now might be a really great time to make the plans. For a good cause!
Amid news of Time Warner possibly selling off most of its print magazines, Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, told the Shorenstein Center that she is “enormously optimistic” about the future the journalism industry as a whole.Gibbs began by looking back at Time‘s history, with its founders inventing “curation and aggregation” of the news. But “Time was never just about the news,” she said, “the richness and depth of reporting was extraordinary.” Yet throughout its years of many permutations, there have been multiple stories written about how Time would not be able to survive, as the arrival of cable news, the Internet, and the 24-hour news cycle seemed to threaten its existence. “I’m not a sentimentalist about print,” Gibbs stated, “I am an extreme disciple of storytelling,” and Time‘s ability to gather information “about things that matter” and to put those stories “into sharable form” has kept it relevant.“I don’t particularly think people care what we think – I think they care what we can find out,” Gibbs stated, and Alex Jones, Shorenstein Center director, challenged her statement by arguing, “I subscribe to that; I’m not so sure that’s the premise upon which these institutions are moving forward, though.” Gibbs responded that “anyone can have an opinion, those are cheap.…Finding things out is an expensive operation.” An opinion is an “easier project to manufacture,” but quality information gathering is something only a respected institution can do with trained professionals, she said. Read Full Story